Years ago, when asked if I would ever make Cabernet Sauvignon, I immediately said “never”. My winemaking partner Sashi Moorman wisely replied “Never say never Raj”. Lo and behold the 2016 vintage and the birth of this wonderful adventure called the Raj Parr Wine Club gave me an opportunity to work with an incredible farmer and a beautiful vineyard to make my very first Cabernet Sauvignon. The Dead Fred Vineyard in Napa Valley’s Coombsville appellation is farmed by my good friend Steve Matthiasson. Like me, Steve is curious and probing, never content and always looking to improve and grow and learn more. We bring this Cabernet winemaking adventure to a close on a classic vintage. 2019 offers a dense and compact expression of Cabernet. Bright blue and red fruits and hints of graphite bring a pure and concentrated wine to the palate. The finish is already lengthy and pronounced and the wine is fresh and ready to be enjoyed now.