2012 Paraduxx Napa Valley Red Wine Rector Creek Vineyard
Our Vineyards Series is a collection of limited-production wines that offer their own inspired variations on the contemporary and innovative style of our Paraduxx red blends. This blend of Zinfandel paired with Cabernet Sauvignon originates exclusively from the rocky soils of our Rector Creek Vineyard, which surrounds the Paraduxx winery.
Composition: 70% Zinfandel, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon; Oak: 70% French oak, 30% American oak, 40% new, 60% second vintage
On the nose, aromas of ripe wild strawberry, fruit cobbler and saddle leather dominate. The fruit and berry notes continue on the palate, underscored by subtler notes of earth and cinnamon spice. Elegant tannins, excellent depth, and a full, rich mid-palate, add layers of complexity to this estate-grown wine.
2012 offered near-perfect growing conditions. Warm weather during bloom allowed the vines to set a large crop with increased yields were the result of more berries, not larger berries. Slightly cooler-than-average post-veraison weather, and a lack of any heat events allowed for greatly extended hang time. Harvest was 2-3 weeks later than average, and the grapes arrived at the winery in pristine condition.