Wilfred Wong 90
The 2018 Paraduxx Proprietary Red shows up with plenty of lovely and enticing flavors that stay rich through the wine's finish. TASTING NOTES: This wine exhibits attractive aromas and flavors of blackberry, candied notes, and oak. Serve it with a grilled, well-marbled ribeye.-WW
Deep, dark and luxurious, this wine offers alluring aromas of blackberry, black cherry, blueberry, currant, and cocoa powder, with underlying hints of saddle leather, cinnamon, and clove. The voluptuous dark berry notes are echoed on the palate where they are framed by supple tannins and sophisticated layers of anise, vanilla, sweet tobacco leaf, and fresh-cracked black pepper, all of which carry the wine to a juicy dark berry finish. Blend: 60 Cabernet Sauvignon, 11 Zinfandel, 10 Petit Verdot, 6 Petite Sirah, 6 Syrah, 4 Cabernet Franc, 3 Malbec-Winemaker Notes
Since being founded in 1994, Paraduxx has earned acclaim as the only California winery solely devoted to Napa Valley blends. Our Winemaker creates visionary blends that capture the essence of their Napa Valley terroirwines that are ripe, robust and compelling, but that are also impeccably balanced. To achieve this, Paraduxx combines consummate Napa Valley viticulture with a creative approach to winemaking and blending. The wines in the Paraduxx portfolio are made in a state-of-the art winery that was unveiled in 2005, and have established a reputation for stylishly bold, expressive wines with food-friendly sophistication.-Winery Notes
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Dedicated to making wines that reflect the unique character and quality of the vineyards, Renee strives to understand the needs and opportunities presented by each specific terroir and microclimate. By approaching each vineyard block individually, Renee's goal is to harvest when the flavors have reached their peak and the tannins are at their softest. In the winery, Renee applies an artisan's approach to winemaking, blending from almost 200 distinctive lots using taste and instinct, not formula. Wines are barrel-aged separately by vineyard lot, utilizing an extensive barrel program that sources 25 different types of oak from 13 separate cooperages. The resulting wines combine accents from a comprehensive barrel program with grapes from diverse smaller appellations within the broader Napa Valley, including Howell Mountain, Carneros, Yountville, Rutherford and St. Helena. For nearly four decades, the commitment to crafting wines of distinction has remained at the heart of the Duckhorn Vineyards philosophy. As its Napa Valley estate properties continue to mature under Renee's stewardship, the winery will continue creating world-class wines from exceptional vineyards.