4 Stars - Excellent
Ronn Weigand, Restaurant Wine
A powerful Zinfandel blend, with rich, ripe character, and unusual complexity—making it similar in style (not flavor) to a full style Barolo. It is fleshy in texture, and long and moderately tannic on the finish, tasting of berry jam, tobacco, truffle, spicy oak, and baked cherry. Excellent.
90 points, one puff
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
As usual, Paraduxx takes its own road and delivers far more than ripe-berry fruit. In this outing, it shows its typical polish and sweet-oak enrichment while keying on a mix of cherries, berries and milk chocolate. It it is a satisfying and well-balanced wine that will come into its own in but a few years.
This offers up a touch of eucalyptus and mint over dark cocoa and licorice-tinged black fruits. There’s a touch of pencil shavings as well as something vaguely smelling like antiseptic. In the mouth this is taut and bright, with an overlay of dark cocoa-tinged fruit over nice, bright red fruit tones. The finish shows some of the minty, antiseptic tones on the nose and they do extend on to the moderately long finish. This has a rather refined, almost lush feel, and a rather interesting palate profile, but it is an outlier among these wines.
Very Good+ (90)
Ken’s Wine Guide
This dark red colored blend seems to be at the top of the Zin blends every vintage. This vintage of Paraduxx is no exception as it was the top scorer in its mini-blind flight. It opens with a reticent black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, very well balanced, and approachable. The flavor profile is a very tasty mild black cherry and blueberry blend with notes of spice and oak. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are tingly and show nice length. This blend is very food friendly and we thought it would pair very well with pork tenderloin.