1: to multiply by itself
2: raise to the second power
3: to balance
Since 1994, Paraduxx has set the standard for stylish Napa Valley blends. Crafted for the modern palate, these visionary wines have established a reputation for their boldness, character and complexity. Building on this innovative history, X2 represents an exponential expression of our Paraduxx style, and the pinnacle of our portfolio. A block and barrel selection of our finest estate grapes, it balances the depth and structure of mountain grapes with the lush vibrancy of valley floor fruit.
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Zinfandel, 5% Petit Verdot
Aging & Oak
24 months in oak, 100% French oak
60% new, 40% second vintage
From its beautifully opaque color to its aromas of black currant, sandalwood and cardamom, this is a complex and compelling wine that reveals itself in evermore enjoyable layers. The palate is both deep and nuanced, with rich, dark fruit flavors framed by firm, age-worthy tannins. The finish goes on and on in waves of blackberry and currant.
The 2013 harvest was early, even and excellent, with all of our Estate fruit in the winery by October 10th. A warm dry spring brought an early bud break and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set. In the weeks after Labor Day, a moderate heat event followed by a period of perfect weather created a dream scenario for end-of-season ripening. Rain was not a factor, and for the second vintage in a row, the quality of the grapes was exceptional throughout Napa Valley.