Paradigm Merlot Oakville 2009

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This Merlot has ripe black plum and red cherry-like aromas. Oak is used only as an accent for the fruit component. Sweet dense ripe Merlot flavors flow across the mid-palate. Bright, pure flavor, a fat round middle and intensity of flavor with good length

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Paradigm Winery:
Paradigm Winery, located in the Oakville appellation of Napa Valley, hand-crafts small quantities of estate-bottled red wine. We're known for our Merlot and our Cabernet Sauvignon, though we also produce a tiny amount of Zinfandel and Cabernet Franc. Regardless of the varietal, our wines are a rich expression of the vineyard we've been farming now for twenty-nine years. Paradigm Winery is owne... Read more
Paradigm Winery, located in the Oakville appellation of Napa Valley, hand-crafts small quantities of estate-bottled red wine. We're known for our Merlot and our Cabernet Sauvignon, though we also produce a tiny amount of Zinfandel and Cabernet Franc. Regardless of the varietal, our wines are a rich expression of the vineyard we've been farming now for twenty-nine years. Paradigm Winery is owned and managed by Ren and Marilyn Harris, two winegrowers with extraordinarily deep roots in Napa Valley. Marilyn's grandparents immigrated from Italy to Napa Valley in 1890, while Ren's family came to California in 1769. Marilyn and Ren purchased Paradigm Vineyards in 1976, and began producing wine with the 1991 vintage. Since that first vintage, the wines have been made by renowned winemaker, Heidi Peterson Barrett. Heidi's father, Dick Peterson, was instrumental in laying out and designing the winery. Read less
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External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
02/19/2013

Crafted by Heidi Peterson Barrett, Paradigm 2009 Merlot is sourced from Estate vineyards in Oakville and has classic plum and raspberry fruit character with toasty oak notes and a mouth-filling finish.



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This Merlot has ripe black plum and red cherry-like aromas. Oak is used only as an accent for the fruit component. Sweet dense ripe Merlot flavors flow across the mid-palate. Bright, pure flavor, a fat round middle and intensity of flavor with good length

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