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Paraduxx Napa Valley 2005

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The aroma explodes with ripe fruit - strawberry, boysenberry, and plum, complemented by hints of violets, spice, and orange peel. This wine is medium-bodied with a chewy texture, robust yet approachable tannins, and a firm, lengthy finish. Ripe flavors of raspberry, red cherry, and boysenberry are balanced by complex notes of dark chocolate, espresso bean, and black licorice. 60% Zinfandel, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 2% Cabernet FrancParaduxx is a boldly elegant Napa Valley red wine. Fusing the robust flavors of California's native Zinfandel with the grandeur of Cabernet Sauvignon, Paraduxx embraces the best of both core varietals. From the first vintage, Paraduxx has dedicated itself to finding the optimum blend, using combinations of Merlot and Cabernet Franc to enhance the core pairing. Noting the jammy quality of valley Zinfandel, versus the tannic spiciness of mountain grown grapes, Paraduxx also experiments with blending fruit from distinct vineyard lots at differing elevations.

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Paraduxx:
Since being founded in 1994, Paraduxx has earned acclaim as the only winery solely devoted to contemporary Napa Valley blends. Stylistically, winemaker David Marchesi strives to create visionary blends that capture the essence of their Napa Valley terroir—wines that are inherently ripe, robust and compelling, but that are also impeccably balanced. To achieve this goal, Paraduxx combine... Read more
Since being founded in 1994, Paraduxx has earned acclaim as the only winery solely devoted to contemporary Napa Valley blends. Stylistically, winemaker David Marchesi strives to create visionary blends that capture the essence of their Napa Valley terroir—wines that are inherently ripe, robust and compelling, but that are also impeccably balanced. To achieve this goal, Paraduxx combines consummate Napa viticulture with a vibrant approach to winemaking. The wines in the Paraduxx portfolio are made in a state-of-the art winery that was unveiled in 2005, and the luxuriously appointed Paraduxx Vineyard House welcomes guests daily for an array of intimate sit-down tasting experiences. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Paraduxx Napa Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,796
2.50 5
03/23/2009

hot, shallow, furry and slightly gamy, a bit of strawberry/wild raspberry – a touch sweet in the mouth , a bit simple and obvious, fudgy finish 85pts

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Four glasses


External Reviews for Paraduxx Napa Valley

External Review
09/29/2008

The aroma explodes with ripe fruit - strawberry, boysenberry, and plum, complemented by hints of violets, spice, and orange peel. This wine is medium-bodied with a chewy texture, robust yet approachable tannins, and a firm, lengthy finish. Ripe flavors of raspberry, red cherry, and boysenberry are balanced by complex notes of dark chocolate, espresso bean, and black licorice.


External Review
01/17/2009

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine ReviewRated 9060% Zinfandel; 32% Cabernet Sauvignon; 6% Merlot; 2% Cabernet Franc. Other varietals may add their voices to this very rich wine, and Cabernet Sauvignon, in particular, brings a firm streak of tannin, but the wine is very much Zinfandel at its heart and is rife with very deep blackberry fruit and vanilla. Full and fleshy in feel, if still a bit astringent on the back end, it is beginning to hint at complexity to come and deserves to be left alone for some three or four more years.Wine Tasting NotesThe aroma explodes with ripe fruit - strawberry, boysenberry, and plum, complemented by hints of violets, spice, and orange peel. This wine is medium-bodied with a chewy texture, robust yet approachable tannins, and a firm, lengthy finish. Ripe flavors of raspberry, red cherry, and boysenberry are balanced by complex notes of dark chocolate, espresso bean, and black licorice.



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The aroma explodes with ripe fruit - strawberry, boysenberry, and plum, complemented by hints of violets, spice, and orange peel. This wine is medium-bodied with a chewy texture, robust yet approachable tannins, and a firm, lengthy finish. Ripe flavors of raspberry, red cherry, and boysenberry are balanced by complex notes of dark chocolate, espresso bean, and black licorice. 60% Zinfandel, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 2% Cabernet FrancParaduxx is a boldly elegant Napa Valley red wine. Fusing the robust flavors of California's native Zinfandel with the grandeur of Cabernet Sauvignon, Paraduxx embraces the best of both core varietals. From the first vintage, Paraduxx has dedicated itself to finding the optimum blend, using combinations of Merlot and Cabernet Franc to enhance the core pairing. Noting the jammy quality of valley Zinfandel, versus the tannic spiciness of mountain grown grapes, Paraduxx also experiments with blending fruit from distinct vineyard lots at differing elevations.

Closure: Cork

Aged 18 months.

Notes: 18 months in oak 65% American oak, 35% French oak 40% new, 60% second vintage

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.5% pH: 3.55
Total Acidity: .61 grams per liter

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