Post Parade to Present 2018 Award in the Arts Innovation Award to Ben Sollee at Churchill Downs Opening Night Gala

In line with its mission to support excellence in our community, not just winemaking, Post Parade is excited to partner with Louisville, KY based Fund for the Arts in underwriting the annual Awards in the Arts.

On April 28, Post Parade Wines will present the Awards in the Arts Innovation Award to nationally recognized cellist, composer and recording artist Ben Sollee as part of Churchill Downs' opening night festivities. 

The award, which comes with a $5,000 grant sponsored by Post Parade, is being given to Sollee in recognition for his contributions toward the creation of innovative work in the arts in the Greater Louisville area.  

Award recipients were announced at a benefit hosted by Fund for the Arts, the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation and Churchill Downs this past March.

2015 Post Parade Receives 95-Point Rating from Jeb Dunnuck

“Made by Thomas Brown, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon comes all from valley floor sites and spent 20 months in 92% new French oak. This beauty shows the forward, seamless, incredibly sexy side to this great vintage and gives up loads of ripe currant fruit, Christmas fruitcake, spice and dried flower-like aromas and flavors. It has a ready to go style, yet is also seriously concentrated, with fine tannin, so it should keep nicely for 15-20 years.”

—Jeb Dunnuck,

2015 Post Parade Receives 92-Point Rating from Wine Spectator

“Smoky oak, mocha and dark berry flavors form the core in this rich, elegant offering, with deep and persistent fruit offering a measure of elegance and finesse. Drink now through 2030.”


2015 Post Parade Receives 93-Point Rating from The Wine Advocate

“Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon reveals intense notes of crème de cassis, Indian spices, plum preserves and mulberries with touches of menthol, tree bark and pepper. Full-bodied with a beautifully plush, velvety yet firm backbone, it finishes long and spicy.”

—Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate

2015 Stretch Drive Receives Rave Reviews from Kevin Vogt

“Stretch Drive is the second wine produced at Post Parade, and oozes with provocative dark berries laced with crushed rock, cocoa and baking spices. You’ll want to buy tickets to this race early, because it’s already in the homestretch, and nearly finished.”

—Kevin M. Vogt, Master Sommelier, Wine Country Connection

2014 Post Parade Receives 95-Point Rating from Robert Parker

“For 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.”

—Robert M. Parker, The Wine Advocate

2013 Post Parade Receives 92-Point Rating from Robert Parker

“Thomas Brown makes the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon from two well-known vineyards, the Tench Vineyard in Oakville, which is located on Oakville Bench (and made famous by Russell Bevan), and the Redhead Vineyard, which is back on Soda Springs Road. 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 M. Parker, The Wine Advocate