2010 Paraduxx Howell Mountain Napa Valley Red Wine
This offering is a blend of Zinfandel paired with Cabernet Sauvignon that originates exclusively from the Howell Mountain appellation. The region’s 1,800-foot elevation, unique climate and volcanic soils are the key to producing bold, intense wines
Composition: 65% Zinfandel, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon; Oak: 100% French oak, 60% new
Spotlights great brambly mountain-fruit aromas, underscored by elements of white pepper, tobacco leaf, clove and sage. Barrel aging contributes subtle notes of vanilla and cedar. This wine is big and broad with just a hint of sweetness that pulls the palate to a long, sophisticated finish of pepper, cedar, dried herbs and earth.
Due to a wet spring and long, mild growing season, the harvest began two weeks later than normal. A strong heat wave and late rains required us to be extra diligent during harvest, with a focus on fine-tuning and timely picking. As is often the case in milder years, our 2010 wines are marked by their elegance and balanced natural acidity—qualities we have worked to preserve in the winery.
The best Napa Valley wine ever. Ideal price/quality ratio. First I've tried this wine in Stroganoff steak house, St. Petersburg, Russia. So this wine fits best with prime marble beef made in hosper. Thank you guys, you're doing great job, God bless you and your wine yards.