2008 Paraduxx Canvasback Napa Valley Red Wine

2008 Paraduxx Canvasback Napa Valley Red Wine

Appellation
Napa Valley

Type
Red
Varietal
Red Blend
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Crafted around a core of Syrah and Grenache, our 2008 Canvasback is rich and refined, balancing elegant tannins with excellent structure and acidity.

Wine Profile
Production Notes
Varietal Content 63% Syrah, 35% Grenache 1% Carignane, 1% Cabernet Sauvignon Cooperage 100% French oak 45% new, 55% second vintage
Winemaker Notes
The aromas are dark and sweet, with abundant layers of blueberry and blackberry, as well as sophisticated notes of sage, vanilla and peppery spice. On the palate, the flavors are smooth and lush, with a lovely interplay between blue fruit and violet layers. The long, lingering finish offers additional hints of chocolate and spice.
Production
Though the 2008 growing season presented certain challenges—from early frosts to drought conditions—a meticulous approach to viticulture and sorting yielded small crops with good concentration, highlighting soft, appealing tannins for our red varietals and bright acidity for our white grapes. A long, moderately cool summer led to a harvest that commenced in mid-August and concluded in early November. This relatively relaxed pace allowed us to pick in numerous passes to ensure quality, often focusing on individual rows or a single side of the vines.
Other Notes
Release Date: June 2011
Wine Specs
Vintage
2008
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
September 15—October 28, 2008
Sugar
27.0° Brix
Acid
0.55 g/ml titratable acidity
PH
3.77
Aging
16 months in oak
Bottling Date
May 2010
Alcohol %
14.5%
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