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Duckhorn Paraduxx Red Blend United States Premier 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

Paraduxx is a bold and expressive Napa Valley Red Wine. Fusing the robust flavors of Californias native Zinfandel with the grandeur of Cabernet Sauvignon, Paraduxx embraces the best of both core varietals. This benchmark blend has developed its own compelling personality filled with enticing layers of lush fruit and engaging aromatics, allowing it to mix naturally with great food and dynamic company.

Duckhorn Vineyards:
Co-founded by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn in 1976, Duckhorn Vineyards has spent a quarter century establishing itself as one of North America's premier producers of Bordeaux varietal wines. From its modest inaugural vintage of 800 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon and 800 cases of Merlot in 1978, to its addition of Sauvignon Blanc in 1982, Duckhorn Vineyards has crafted a tradition of quality and excellence that continues today.

Editorial Reviews for Duckhorn Paraduxx Red Blend United States Premier

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.00 5
10/09/2009

Really beautiful top note of pale cigar wrapper, a coy nose, lots of lurking fruit, red raspberry, mocha, hazelnut nougat, smoke, oak, spice and a touch of herb. Big and layered with some airy space between the shell and core of this wine. Quite youthful, a nice silky feel to the tannins, the fruit is prominent but nicely ripe and with deep red currant and dried strawberry tones. A bit of wood tannin rasps across the midpalate a bit and the alcohol it a touch high but the slightly creamy, oak tinged fruit remains fresh. The finish is a bit of a let down as there’s not much length or development and the oaky turns a bit raw. In a year or two this should be at a better place but this still is a nicely proportioned Napa Meritage. 91pts


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4.00 5
10/09/2009

Opens with a nose full of warm spice and ripe blackberries, attacks with bright red fruit and refreshing acidity, mellows into cola and finishes on chocolate.

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Snooth User: Adam Levin
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4.00 5
04/27/2009

Party wine. This is not complicated stuff, just a well put together blend. A real crowd pleaser. It's a bit expensive, but this is definitely a step above many red blends.


Snooth User: Philip James
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3.50 5
10/09/2009

Nose of pine resin, moss and forest floor. Smooth in the mouth with soft tannins at first, which build over time. Intense fruit, with black cherry, blackberry and date flavors. Finishes on firmer tannins with licorice and anise notes.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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4.00 5
10/09/2009

Very dry and witty, it bristles with confidence and leaves your tongue lashing for more. The tannins are strong and there is much complexity on the palate, with honey, floral, and herbal notes.


Snooth User: rar8888
1580261,280
3.00 5
04/18/2010

This is curently a little out of balance. Very tanic / astringent. Should improve with some time. Tasted at Geneva wine tasting 4/18/2010.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.50 5
03/28/2010

I first fell in love with Duckhorn over their merlot and this vintage is a reminder of why. Soft, supple and yet rich and complex. Hints of mint and eucalyptus accent a deep rich core of cherry and dark berries. - Tasted at Total Wine & More 3/28/10


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
5.00 5
04/28/2010

Simply put...magnificent wine! Supple fruit on a sturdy frame. Everything in perfect balance! - Tasted at winery 4/18/10


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External Reviews for Duckhorn Paraduxx Red Blend United States Premier

External Review
02/23/2012

A tremendous Merlot, Duckhorn's greatest since the 2005 and one of their best ever, over many years of crafting this wine. Feels soft and smooth and yet dusty and tannic all at once, while the flavors, of red and black cherries, blackberries, licoric... Wine Enthusiast. A Merlot wine from California in USA. 2007 Duckhorn Merlot Three Palms Vineyard 750ml


External Review
07/06/2011

Save over $50 when you purchase a case of 6 Bottles! Winemaker Notes - The product of a near-perfect growing season, this is one of the most complex and mouthfilling renditions of our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon to date. Blended to showcase the rich diversity of great Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, it brings together grapes from some of the valley s most acclaimed winegrowing appellations and includes a mix of mountain and valley floor fruit. Aromas of ripe currant, spearmint, marzipan and tobacco lead to intense flavors of blackberry and black cherry, all supported by a subtle framework of French oak, which adds nuance, depth and dimension to the finish. 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc. (Original Packaging Not Included)


External Review
07/06/2011

Aromas of ripe currant, spearmint, marzipan and tobacco lead to intense flavors of blackberry and black cherry, all supported by a subtle framework of French oak, which adds nuance, depth and dimension to the finish. 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
11/12/2010

Duckhorn's Estate Grown wines are blended using the best lots of our Estate ranches. In any given harvest we have 30 or more separate lots of Estate wine. With our estate vineyards, we harvest the grapes at natural maturity, going through some vineyard sites several times, picking only the ripe fruit with each pass. The final blend for our Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is approachable in its youth, with a soft texture and notable finesse, but also has the strength to carry forward for a decade or longer.


External Review
05/18/2011

Artistically blended to embody all of Napa Valley, Duckhorn is composed of 86% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot. It is medium bodied, exuding beautiful blueberries and ripe raspberries with a hint of spice. The entry is super-smooth, displaying polished plum, black Bing cherry with a slight herbal quality, and a kiss of clove. It was aged in French oak for 16 months. Enjoy with moussaka, roasted pork or lasagna. Absolutely a beautiful wine!


External Review
09/27/2011

Ripeness may have become a buzzword in Napa, but here you can taste it: The tannins are immaculately ripe, giving a succulence to the wine. Yet somehow it doesn't lose the trademark red currant flavor of Duckhorn, the lift of the acidity setting off a blast of flavor.


External Review
09/27/2011

This potent merlot grew to a deep plum-skin ripeness, giving a lasting dark flavor and warmth. Still, the wine holds its freshness, providing detail to the fruit even as the espresso roast tannins grip it. Finely balanced, this should develop well. Cellar it for Christmas 2005 and a beef Wellington.


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The product of a near-perfect growing season, this is one of the most complex and mouthfilling renditions of our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon to date. Blended to showcase the rich diversity of great Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, it brings together grapes from some of the valley’s most acclaimed winegrowing appellations and includes a mix of mountain and valley floor fruit. Aromas of ripe currant, spearmint, marzipan and tobacco lead to intense flavors of blackberry and black cherry, all supported by a subtle framework of French oak, which adds nuance, depth and dimension to the finish.

Paraduxx is a bold and expressive Napa Valley Red Wine. Fusing the robust flavors of Californias native Zinfandel with the grandeur of Cabernet Sauvignon, Paraduxx embraces the best of both core varietals. This benchmark blend has developed its own compelling personality filled with enticing layers of lush fruit and engaging aromatics, allowing it to mix naturally with great food and dynamic company.

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Dietary Information: Kosher

17,355 cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Notes: 100% French oak château-style barrels (60 gallons) Barrel Aging: 16 Months Age of Barrels: 20% New, 80% Second Vintage

Wine Specs:

Total Acidity: .62 grams per liter

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