At Paraduxx, we have been setting the standard for stylish Napa Valley blends since 1994. Inspired by the iconic blends of the world, and made for the modern palate, our wines have established a reputation for their character and complexity. Striking an elegant balance between richness and sophistication, this alluring blend combines the black cherry, currant and cracked pepper elements of the finest Napa Valley Syrah with the silky tannins and juicy ripe plum notes of great Grenache.
Composition: 80% Syrah, 20% Grenache; Oak: 100% French oak, 60% New oak, 40% Second vintage
Inspired by the iconic wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, this luscious Syrah-based blend offers an inviting nose of ripe berries and vanilla cream, as well as more savory underlying hints of meat and spice. On the palate, flavors of rich dark berry are underscored by lovely textural elements from barrel aging. Combining the best attributes of both cool and warm climate Syrah, the finish offers lingering notes of ripe berry, bacon and peppery spice.
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.