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Paraduxx Napa Valley 2006

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Harvest Notes * The 2006 growing season was marked by a very mild summer * A mid-July heat spike accelerated ripening * Mild temperatures throughout the fall allowed for a moderately paced harvest * The long growing season yielded added complexity, intense flavors and excellent aroma development Sensory Profile * Dense color with a red cherry hue * Aromas of plum, chocolate and cherry pie accentuated by hints of violet, clove, cinnamon spice and vanilla bean * Bright red fruit flavors of Bing cherry, strawberry and raspberry, contrasted by dark and compelling layers of blueberry, mocha and molasses * Great structure with smooth, fine tannins, a black pepper mid-palate and long nutmeg and red currant finish Varietal Content 64% Zinfandel, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc Harvest Information Appellation: Napa Valley Harvest Dates: September 8 — November 2, 2006 Cooperage 18 months in oak 50% American oak, 50% French oak 50% new, 50% second vintage Technical Data Average Sugar at Harvest: 26.5 degrees Brix Alcohol: 14.5% 0.61 g/ml titratable acidity pH: 3.50 Bottled: May 2008 Released: November 2008

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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

Member Reviews for Paraduxx Napa Valley

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4.00 5
12/01/2009

Really spicy and hot red fruits soak the nose. A juicy wine, pleasant to drink, with fresh raspberry, good acidity on the backpalate, and some dark chocolate.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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4.00 5
12/01/2009

Wonderfully balanced tannins and mild acidity, with a tangy smokey palate, and rich notes of coffee with blackberry, banana, kiwi, and mango


Snooth User: solomania9
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3.50 5
12/01/2009

Eucalyptus with baking spice and a tiny bit of syrup on the nose. Complex and delicate with tiny velvety tannins and a big spicy finish. Very nicely balanced acidity.


Snooth User: Philip James
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3.50 5
12/01/2009

Blueberry, plums and a little phenol on the nose. Starts with a little licorice, but moves past that quickly to a wine thats warm and rich, if a little tight still, with leather, tobacco and cherry flavors. Solid


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.00 5
03/28/2010

Interesting blend and it works! Nice straw/blackberry and cedar flavors with hints of lavender and spice. - Tasted at Total Wine & More 3/28/10


Snooth User: coryhwhite357
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2.00 5
05/25/2010

The color is dark ruby. The nose and initial flavor is full of heavy tannins and lots of oak. There is no fruit and bitter. The follow-through is rough, has lots of back throat coat and a light mouth feel. This is a decent wine to pair with 'burgers'.


Snooth User: jbattaglia2
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4.00 5
10/29/2010

Wonderful compliment to a black-pepper seasoned steak. Love the smokey aroma.


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External Reviews for Paraduxx Napa Valley

External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesDense color with a red cherry hue. Aromas of plum, chocolate and cherry pie accentuated by hints of violet, clove, cinnamon spice and vanilla bean. Bright red fruit flavors of Bing cherry, strawberry and raspberry, contrasted by dark and compelling layers of blueberry, mocha and molasses. Great structure with smooth, fine tannins, a black pepper mid-palate and long nutmeg and red currant finish.


External Review
05/18/2011

A touch leathery, with chocolate, leather, sage and black currant merging with generous toasty oak. Firms up nicely on the finish. Drink now through 2004.


External Review
05/18/2011

A blend of Zinfandel and three Bordeaux varieties, this rich, fruity wine is meant to be opened now. It's forward in blackberry, cherry, raspberry, currant and spice flavors, wrapped into finely ground tannins, and is dry. From Duckhorn.


External Review
05/18/2011

A proprietary blend of 65% Zinfandel, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Merlot, aged in both American and French oak (primarily new), this deep opaque ruby/purple-colored effort offers a sexy bouquet of chocolate, cassis, berries, and melted road tar. Some oak emerges with airing. Medium to full-bodied, the Cabernet Sauvignon component presently dominates this excellent wine's personality. Consume it over the next 6-7 years.


External Review
05/18/2011

A Zinfandel blend that's both briary and well-structured, showing black cherry and peppery sage aromas followed by sleek wild berry, mineral and licorice flavors that take on firm tannins. Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2015.


External Review
05/14/2010

Duckhorn's most innovative wine, Paraduxx was created as a way to showcase Napa Valley's exceptional grape growing with a blend that is pure California. 64% Zinfandel, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, aged 18 months in French and American oak. It shows the rich berry fruit of Zin with the depth and style of Napa Cab. Connoisseur’s Guide scored it 94 points and said “This deep, impressively extracted version of this perennial CG favorite marries well-defined blackberry fruit with a layer of ripe currants, a good dose of sweet oak and touches of milk-chocolate. Its sense of layered richness and its accents of sweet earth speak to classic Napa Valley character, and, thanks to its provenance, its unique mix of grapes and the attention that the Duckhorn folks pay to it, it continues to be a more sophisticated wine than Zinfandel typically yields. "



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Harvest Notes * The 2006 growing season was marked by a very mild summer * A mid-July heat spike accelerated ripening * Mild temperatures throughout the fall allowed for a moderately paced harvest * The long growing season yielded added complexity, intense flavors and excellent aroma development Sensory Profile * Dense color with a red cherry hue * Aromas of plum, chocolate and cherry pie accentuated by hints of violet, clove, cinnamon spice and vanilla bean * Bright red fruit flavors of Bing cherry, strawberry and raspberry, contrasted by dark and compelling layers of blueberry, mocha and molasses * Great structure with smooth, fine tannins, a black pepper mid-palate and long nutmeg and red currant finish Varietal Content 64% Zinfandel, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc Harvest Information Appellation: Napa Valley Harvest Dates: September 8 — November 2, 2006 Cooperage 18 months in oak 50% American oak, 50% French oak 50% new, 50% second vintage Technical Data Average Sugar at Harvest: 26.5 degrees Brix Alcohol: 14.5% 0.61 g/ml titratable acidity pH: 3.50 Bottled: May 2008 Released: November 2008

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