2 Puncheon Barrels
(150 6-pack cases, 33 Magmun bottles)
A wine influenced by Vega Sicilia’s Unico, the great Tempranillos of Spain and blends of Europe,
Parador is composed of Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo (sourced directly from the Ribera del Duero and Rioja).
Founded in 1998, Parador wines have evolved from the early blends which included Sangiovese, striving for the balanced flavors of the old world
utilizing world-class fruit grown in the Napa Valley.
Gran Reserva was determined possible in 2001,
selected from two new Taransaud French oak puncheon barrels.
Aged a total of 6 years prior to release: three years in barrel and three years in bottle.
Blend: 61% Cabernet Sauvignon / 25% Sangiovese / 14% Tempranillo
Vineyard – Steep, terraced planting on eastern
Vineyard – Prime
Vineyard – This virgin vineyard site was cleared and planted especially for the
Parador project, from cuttings and plants originating from the Ribera del Duero
and Rioja. – The vineyard is planted at an elevation of 1000 feet and on a
slope filled with sandstone rock. When observed by Alejandro Fernandez he
remarked the site ‘looks like that which one would find in
Rhinefarm Vineyard – Small planting just north of Carneros. Very cool-climate vineyard, producing color-extracted berries. Imparts typically broad mouthfeel and interplays with the Sangiovese & Cabernet to create Burgundy-like spice in the bouquet. (.71 ton) (8%)