53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petite Sirah, 12% Zinfandel, 11% Petit Verdot, 7% Syrah, 5% Malbec
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.
91pts James Suckling "Aromas of blueberry, black cherry and blackberry. Medium-to full-bodied with velvety tannins. A solid core of black fruit on the palate with some toasted complexity. Black tea comes through. Drink or hold."
Paraduxx was created to allow the Duckhorn Vineyards' winemakers the freedom to explore other styles without detracting from the winery's focus on Bordeaux varietals. In 1994, Paraduxx sourced 4 tons of Zinfandel from the 100-year-old vines of Napa's Korte Vineyard and blended it with Duckhorn Vineyards' own estate Cabernet Sauvignon, along with smaller amounts of Merlot and Petite Sirah, creating the first Paraduxx vintage.
"The creation of a separate winery for Paraduxx is the realization of a long-standing dream. In addition to having a hospitality center where visitors can taste the wines, the highly efficient layout of the winery will allow us to take the quality of our Paraduxx blends to an even higher level" -Dan Duckhorn
After 10 years as an integral part of the Paraduxx winemaking team, Cardiff Scott-Robinson is named Paraduxx winemaker in 2019. An internationally trained winemaker with experience working at other respected wineries. Cardiff is recognized for embracing the artistry of creating exceptional contemporary blends with a mastery of multiple grape varieties gained on two continents.
Since being founded in 1994, Paraduxx has earned acclaim as the only California winery solely devoted to Napa Valley blends. The Winemaker creates visionary blends that capture the essence of the Napa Valley terroir - wines that are ripe, robust and compelling, but are also impeccably balanced. They have established a reputation for stylishly bold, expressive wines with food-friendly sophistication.
750ML / 14.5% ABV