Parador Cellars

Parador Napa Valley Red Blend 2008

Production:  176 cases

Blend:  48% Cabernet Sauvignon / 52% Tempranillo

   Still unique in Napa, after 10 years – the PARADOR Napa Valley Red Wine is inspired by the great blended wines made at Vega Sicilia in the Ribera del Duero. Utilizing great Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from the dramatic Hossfeld Vineyard located in Soda Canyon, and blending with the Tempranillo to make a sumptuous, velvety wine with great aging potential. After blending in the spring following harvest, the wine is aged 2 ½ years in a combination of 30% new and the balance, used French oak barriques and puncheon barrels.

Vineyards:

Tempranillo

        52% Rancho Chimiles Vineyard – This virgin vineyard site was cleared and planted for the Parador project, from cuttings and plants originating from the Ribera del Duero. – The vineyard is planted at an elevation of 1000 feet and on a slope filled with sandstone rock.

Cabernet Sauvignon

        50% Hossfeld Vineyard – Steep, terraced planting on eastern Napa Valley hillside bowl in Soda Canyon. – Farmed by hand for the highest quality by owner, Lucia and Susan Hossfeld.

Typically deep-colored, with faint mountain-thistle and dark berry character.

        6% Mydorial Vineyard – Hillside vineyard in the Coombsville AVA. Very primary, with cool-climate blue fruit character.

Mixed oak program:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo undergo m/l fermentation in mostly small, tight-grain French cooperage.
  • Puncheon Barrels are also utilized for balanced oak integration and increased liquid volumes for extended barrel aging. 
  • Blend is assembled upon completion of m/l

 

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