Wine Advocate 90 points - The dense purple-colored 2010 Proprietary Red Paramour (41% Cabernet Franc, 36% Merlot and 23% Cabernet Sauvignon) is slightly more restrained aromatically, displaying blueberry, blackberry and cassis fruit, a full-bodied, fleshy, voluptuous character, and plenty of richness. However, it appears less evolved than the Arise or Illustration. Give it another 1-2 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 10-12 years. (Oct 2013)
Paramour possesses both sensuality and commanding structure. Merlot and Cabernet Franc have a fragile but irresistible chemistry that flourishes when climate, soils and seasons align. The grapes allotted for this graceful red wine are grown in only the most auspicious conditions. Paramour reveals the passionate relationship between these two varietals and between winegrower and land.
|Nestled between the Mayacamas Mountain Range and the Pacific Coastline lies the distinctive terroir of Sonoma County. At Parkers Estate, we combine carefully tended grapes from this world-class wine growing region and artisanal winemaking to produce award-winning wines.
Characterized by its superior terroir, Sonoma County’s renowned winemaking region is often blanketed with cool coastal fog from the west and warm sunlight from the valley crafting wines of exceptional quality. Explore Parkers Estates six varietals showcasing the artisanal expressions of Sonoma County’s distinctive terrior.