June 17-23, 2020
June 17, 2020 – Parallel Napa Valley is pleased to announce an exclusive wine offering created with five additional vintners held in high esteem. All six wineries in the collection are brought together by a common thread – small production wines made by noted, top-rated consulting winemaker, Philippe Melka. On offer June 17-23, participating wineries include the following top tier, collectible portfolio: Parallel Napa Valley, Davis Estates Phase V., Seavey, Skipstone, Moone-Tsai and Alejandro Bulgheroni. Collections include:
The Discover Collection $630
- 2017 Parallel Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
- 2017 Skipstone Preface Proprietary Red
- 2016 Davis Estates Phase V Petite Sirah
- 2017 Moone-Tsai Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
- 2015 Seavey Caravina Cabernet Sauvignon
- 2016 Alejandro Bulgheroni Estate Lithology Napa Valley
The Enthusiast Collection $1,225
- 2016 Parallel Black Diamond Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon “Limelight”
- 2016 Skipstone Oliver’s Blend Cabernet Sauvignon
- 2016 Davis Estates Phase V Cabernet Sauvignon
- 2016 Moone-Tsai Howell Mountain Hillsides Blend
- 2014 Seavey Cabernet Sauvignon
- 2015 Alejandro Bulgheroni Estate Lithology Beckstoffer To Kalon
The Connoisseur Collection $1,850
- All 12 wines from The Discover and Enthusiast Collections
* Pricing are inclusive of tax and temperature-controlled shipping where legal.
A rare and special presentation of these wines, they make a great Father’s Day, Birthday, Anniversary, or Quarantine Survival gift from a winemaker whose wines continually earn top-notch ratings and awards from many notable wine publications and the highest bids at the Napa Valley Wine Auction. To purchase one of the Exclusive Melka Vintner Collections visit Parallel Wines.
About Philippe Melka
A native of Bordeaux, Melka grew up intrigued by the intricacies of the lands around him. When it came time for college, he acted on his childhood interests, earning a degree in Geology at the University of Bordeaux. A class in winemaking in his final year was a turning point, propelling him to earn a Master’s Degree in Agronomy and Enology. His first job out of school was at Chateau Haut-Brion. From there he took a position with the Moueix Company and was sent to Dominus estate in Yountville to study soils in 1991. Napa Valley proved to be a revelation for him. He set out traveling, dividing time between soil study and winemaking at world renown wineries Badio a Coltibuono in Chianti and Chittering Estate in Australia. He returned to France in 1993 to deepen his expertise at Chateau Petrus. A year later, Napa Valley was lucky to have him return where he has been since. He has served as consulting winemaker for some of Napa’s most highly regarded properties under the company name Atelier Melka.
About Parallel Napa Valley
Parallel Napa Valley is an artisan winery that produces top quality Napa Valley designated Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines, created by Philippe Melka, well regarded by leading critics as one of the pre-eminent wine consultants in the U.S. and beyond. The winery was established originally as a partnership in 1999 by close friends who felt the concept of their dream represented their parallel lives in Deer Valley (in Park City, Utah) where they are originally from, and Napa Valley, their second home. The Parallel Napa Valley label captures the essence of the lines carved by skis on the first run of the day, and the wines are named for famous black diamond ski runs. In addition to making a great wine, the partners of Parallel Napa Valley are dedicated philanthropists and have made it a priority to extend their wine and its success to support their communities and various charities.
Parallel Napa Valley’s hospitality and winemaking home is located in the stylish, appointment-only tasting room in Brasswood, just a few miles north of the town of St. Helena which is currently complying with the Shelter in Place regulations, but is offering a number of tasting options including on-site and virtual private tastings, including a complimentary tasting for frontline medical workers in the month of June and most recently, a private wine pairing lunch experience at Brasswood Restaurant.