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Paraduxx Napa Valley 2009

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· The aromas are complex and inviting, with lifted red fruit elements of raspberry and plum, as well as deeper bramble fruit notes and layers of vanilla, cream, nutmeg and cinnamon · A smooth, rich entry leads to sweet plum and lingering spice notes, with hints of cedar and clove · The wine’s lush texture is supported by resolved tannins that lead to a full, ripe finish

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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
89065213,741
4.00 5
01/09/2013

Jammy and warm bed of fruit recall raspberry and cranberry compotes with hints of bay leaf, lemon zest, cinnamon and vanilla. Simple and fun with cinnamon-spiced red fruits that have a light red licorice edge to them. There a nice balance of modest tannin and fresh acidity here, and a nice plum skin note on the back end in this relatively straightforward wine. 87pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,741
4.00 5
01/09/2013

Very peppery on the nose, freshly ground black pepper pairs with blackberry, pencil lead and violet aromas. Smooth and medium bodied on entry, this starts out with a nice blend of plum, blackberry and red currant fruit all topped by suggestions of brambly herbs and peppery spice. Soft tannins and juicy acidity makes this easy on the palate, which adds some toasty oak spice on the back end before the finish reveals a core of blackberry and licorice spice flavors. Fun and easy to drink, this lacks some complexity and length today. 87pts


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Snooth User: tabednar
949302,449
4.00 5
12/22/2012

Excellent Zinfandel for this price range. Well constructed with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot carefully blended in. Fruity aroma that was unexpected. Slight spice at the start that is quickly mellowed by the blended counterparts giving this wines very polished fell with a delightful finish. Good stuff.


Snooth User: rar8888
1580261,280
3.50 5
01/08/2013

This is a really nice zin cab blend. It is a little hot when the bottle is first uncorked but that dissipates as the bottle opens up. This is inky purple with plenty of fruit up front. The flavor profile includes raspberry, vanilla and baking spices. The mouth feel is substantial but not heavy. Overall this is a very solid wine.


Snooth User: duckhornwine
1108639753
5.00 5
07/09/2012

Five glasses


External Reviews for Paraduxx Napa Valley

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/14/2012

Fusing the robust flavors of California's native Zinfandel with the grandeur of Cabernet Sauvignon, Paraduxx has embraced the best of both core varietals to produce a world-class blend with a decidedly Californian personality.Winemakers Notes· The aromas are complex and inviting, with lifted red fruit elements of raspberry and plum, as well as deeper bramble fruit notes and layers of vanilla, cream, nutmeg and cinnamon· A smooth, rich entry leads to sweet plum and lingering spice notes, with hints of cedar and clove· The wine's lush texture is supported by resolved tannins that lead to a full, ripe finishComposition62% Zinfandel, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% MerlotOriginAppellation: Napa ValleyHarvest Dates: September 10 - October 27, 2009Aging & Oak16 months in oak - 80% French oak, 20% American oak, 40% newProduction and Technical DataAverage Sugar at Harvest: 25.5° BrixAlcohol: 14.5%0.61 g/ml titratable aciditypH: 3.77Bottled: June 201...


External Review
07/28/2012

Dark plum hue with glimmers of ruby. This zinfandel/cabernet blend delivers a forward nose of spiced cherry, berry and cocoa followed by a peppery undertone. The palate is loaded with generous black cherry and plum complemented by wood spice and eart... Justin Wong. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2009 Paraduxx (Duckhorn) 750ml


External Review
12/31/2011

The aromas are complex and inviting, with lifted red fruit elements of raspberry and plum, as well as deeper bramble fruit notes and layers of vanilla, cream, nutmeg and cinnamon.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

Fusing the robust flavors of California's native Zinfandel with the grandeur of Cabernet Sauvignon, Paraduxx has embraced the best of both core varietals to produce a world-class blend with a decidedly Californian personality.Winemakers Notes· The aromas are complex and inviting, with lifted red fruit elements of raspberry and plum, as well as deeper bramble fruit notes and layers of vanilla, cream, nutmeg and cinnamon· A smooth, rich entry leads to sweet plum and lingering spice notes, with hints of cedar and clove· The wine's lush texture is supported by resolved tannins that lead to a full, ripe finishComposition62% Zinfandel, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% MerlotOriginAppellation: Napa ValleyHarvest Dates: September 10 - October 27, 2009Aging & Oak16 months in oak - 80% French oak, 20% American oak, 40% newProduction and Technical DataAverage Sugar at Harvest: 25.5° BrixAlcohol: 14.5%0.61 g/ml titratable aciditypH: 3.77Bottled: June 2011Released: February 2012 ** Only 6 in Stock **


External Review
02/23/2013

2009 presented certain challenges-from early shatter to late-season rain We responded with site-specific techniques that included aggressive leafing, an early thinning protocol and a heavy field sort to select only the most desirable grapes Attention to detail in the vineyards, and during harvest and sorting, yielded high quality fruit


External Review
05/16/2012

A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2009 Paraduxx (Duckhorn) 750ml


External Review
07/18/2013

Don't let the new packaging fool you, this is the same Zin-based Paraduxx blend from Duckhorn we've had on the shelves for years. The aromas are complex and inviting, with lifted red fruit elements of raspberry and plum.


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· The aromas are complex and inviting, with lifted red fruit elements of raspberry and plum, as well as deeper bramble fruit notes and layers of vanilla, cream, nutmeg and cinnamon · A smooth, rich entry leads to sweet plum and lingering spice notes, with hints of cedar and clove · The wine’s lush texture is supported by resolved tannins that lead to a full, ripe finish

17,220 produced.

Closure: Cork

Notes: 16 months in oak 80% French oak, 20% American oak 40% new

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.5% pH: 3.77
Total Acidity: .61 grams per liter

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