Parador Cellars

Parador Hossfeld Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Production: 3 barrels produced (70cs, 5cs Mags)

 

'Hossfeld Vineyard’ –

Located midway up Soda Canyon on a steep, southeast-facing amphitheater bowl. - This site has always been the backbone of the Parador Blend.

 

Very low-yielding, small berry fruit with tough skins. Meticulously farmed by Henry Hossfeld for maximum quality, not quantity from 28 year-old vines.

Aged in 1/3 new French barrels

 

3 barrels kept separate from the Parador blend to highlight this special site

 

Harvest Date: 10/03/08

Bottling Date: 09/02/11

 

Winemaker Notes:

      This unique vineyard site is located on a steep, terraced south-facing hillside that is filled with decomposing volcanic rock.

This terroir, while different from the stony soils of Bordeaux, result with Cabernet, a similar graphite-herbal bouquet and gripping tannic acidity.

Our long elevage aging lasts for 35 months in barrel before bottling, in order to develop a complex bouquet and flavors.

 

The resulting wine has developed rich, red-black fruit flavors. Deep ruby red color hue. Classic Napa currant flavours intermingle with graphite-mineral nuances.

 

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