Post Parade Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Post Parade is made by Thomas Rivers Brown, with 100% Napa Valley fruit, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes come from two vineyards : Tench Vineyard, owned by Brian and Adair Tench, is in Oakville, just off the eastern Oakville bench. The eastern side of the property consists of red, rocky soils of clay and volcanic rock, perfect for Cabernet Sauvignon. Fruit from this site has a mix of power, opulence and finesse, and provides the structure of Post Parade. “A lot of valley floor vineyards are all fruit, but this site has a lot of backbone that helps balance the finished wine,” says Brown.
Wine AdvocateFor a wine of this quality, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from Post Parade is a fabulous bargain by Napa Valley standards. There are 430 cases of this wine, which is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 20 months in 90% new French oak (50% of which was Taransaud and 40% Ermitage). Coming from the Tench Vineyard, an Oakville vineyard made famous by Russell Bevan, this wine has an opaque purple color and a glorious nose of blueberry and blackberry liqueur intermixed with charcoal, camphor, a touch of toast and plenty of blackcurrant and blackberry fruit. It is full-bodied and displays terrific intensity and purity as well as velvety tannins. This heady, multi-layered wine is already drinking beautifully but should continue to do so for another 15+ years