2014 Paraduxx Pintail Blend Napa Valley Red Wine
The only winery devoted to stylish Napa Valley blends, Paraduxx offers bold and expressive wines to satisfy the modern palate. Fusing the robust flavors of California’s native Zinfandel with the grandeur of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the Pintail Blend embraces the best of all three varietals. This unique combination results in a wine with rich, full fruit flavors and soft, elegant tannins.
Composition: 63% Zinfandel, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon; Oak: 95% French Oak, 5% American Oak, 60% New Oak, 40% Second Vintage
The aromas are rich and inviting, with notes of ripe brambleberry, holiday pudding and sweet spices. On the palate, ripe, lush layers of raspberry and blackberry are underscored by a lovely structure and supple tannins. The finish is long and impeccably balanced with hints of mocha and freshly cracked pepper.
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: March 2017
August 20 – October 15, 2014
18 months in oak