Great friends - Matt White, Mark Gray, and I take little for granted. This wine venture is no exception. Our goal: to create something worth appreciating, like the time we’ve spent together.
Our search for an area rich in heritage, resources, and committed winemakers took us 2,297 miles west from our homes in Kentucky to Napa Valley. We traveled to California time and again. Wine was shared, stories were told, and our idea was born. For those not as accustomed to leaning against the rail, Post Parade refers to the moment when thoroughbred horses walk on to the racetrack, minutes before stepping into the starting gate. In our eyes, a rare moment of perfection.
At our helm is Thomas Rivers Brown, one of Napa Valley’s most distinctive and acclaimed winemakers.
Our first vintage was the 2010, which sold out quickly as have the last three vintages. The 2013 caught others attention, including Mr. Parker’s - “There are 425 cases of this beauty, which displays a dense ruby/purple color and notes of lead pencil shavings, blackberry, cassis and a touch of toasty oak in a full-bodied, layered, concentrated style. Drink it over the next 15 or so years” (Robert Parker Rating: 92). As we announce the release of our 2014 vintage, our excitement only builds with graciousness to Mother Nature and our winemaking team - lovely now and only better with age.
Finally, in keeping with our thoroughbred racing theme, a new addition to our stable—Stretch Drive. Rutherford fruit, same TRB magic. A Napa Cab with immediate drinkability. The 2014 Stretch Drive release is very limited - if you find a bottle; grab it/drink it. The 2015 production is much larger and will be available in limited quantities fall of 2017 to those who purchase Post Parade. As a race horse digs in when turning for home, so are we with the inaugural release of Stretch Drive!