2013 Paraduxx Napa Valley Red Wine Corktree Vineyard
Our Vineyard Series is a collection of limited-production wines that offer their own inspired variations on the innovative style of our Paraduxx red blends. As the coolest of our estate vineyards, Cork Tree yields beautifully structured and sophisticated wines that are as elegant as they are inviting. Combining the lovely red berry and floral notes of great Malbec with the satin textures of Merlot and the depth and dark fruit character of Cabernet Sauvignon, this alluring wine marries the best qualities of these varieties.
Composition: 43% Malbec, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot; Oak: 100% French oak, 60% new, 40% Second vintage
Like a warm summer day, this blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot offers a fascinating mixture of dark berry and dried grass aromas. The palate is dense and rich, with lush ripe berry flavors and a voluptuous texture that lingers on the finish
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