2014 Paraduxx Candlestick Napa Valley Red Wine
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: 62% Syrah, 38% Grenache; Oak: 95% French Oak, 5% American Oak, 60% New Oak, 40% Second Vintage
Inspired by the great wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, this luscious Syrah-based blend displays an alluring nose of dark berries, meat and spice. On the palate, it is rich and weighty, with layered tannins and hints of toasty oak underscoring a lovely mix of sweet and savory elements.
The 2014 growing season was our third exceptional vintage in a row, and one of our earliest harvests on record, with our final grapes arriving at the winery on October 14 - almost two weeks earlier than normal. Though the vintage presented drought conditions, perfectly timed spring rains were just what the vines needed to set an excellent crop. After an early budbreak, ideal summer weather allowed us to harvest all of our varieties at optimum ripeness, resulting in wines with alluring aromatics and beautiful fruit complexity.
Released: November 2017
August 20 – October 15, 2014
18 months in oak