2006 Paraduxx Napa Valley Red Wine
Robert Whitley, Wine Review Online
This has always been a most interesting Napa Valley red blend -- primarily zinfandel and cabernet sauvignon, with small amounts of merlot and cabernet franc -- and one that the Duckhorn folks literally built a winery around. The '06 is luscious and ripe, yet well balanced, exhibiting aromas of blackberry, damson plum, raspberry, mocha and spice. I love this wine with roasted pork loin or grilled lamb chops.
94 points, two puffs
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
This deep, impressively extracted version of this perennial CGCW 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.