Our Vineyard Series is a collection of limited-produced wines that offer their own inspired variations on the contemporary and innovative style of our Paraduxx red blends. This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese comes from the high slopes of Atlas Peak, where temperatures can be up to 10 degrees cooler than the valley floor. This ensures long, even ripening, yielding an elegantly textured wine with expressive layers of cherry, lavender and forest floor.
Composition: 61% Sangiovese, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon; Aging & Oak: 18 months in oak - 100% French Oak, 50% New Oak, 50% Second Vintage
A high-altitude Napa Valley twist on the acclaimed Super Tuscan wines of Italy, this riveting blend begins with a complex nose of strawberry, red brick, leather and sweet tobacco leaf. On the palate, firm, layered tannins add nuance and depth to flavors of juicy cranberry and wild strawberry, with an underlying note of earthy forest floor imparting an Old World feel to the finish.
– Winemaker Don LaBorde
Other than being approximately a month earlier than usual, our 2015 harvest was smooth and successful, yielding exceptional quality grapes. To allow us ample opportunities for blending, we harvested 16 different grape varieties over the course of 12 weeks. During this period, Mother Nature provided heat to speed up ripening when we needed it, and equally well-timed cooler temperatures when the vines needed a respite. The extended harvest allowed us to pick all varieties at optimal ripeness. As a result, our white grapes show lovely aromatics and varietal character, and our reds show beautiful depth and concentration.
This was a winner! We just had a gathering of friends where we served this red wine and it went over so well! While I am not a wine connoisseur, I can confidently say I do enjoy a good glass of wine. The quality is unmatched and the flavor consistency is perfect. You can tell that this isn’t just any random bottle of wine of the shelf. I loved the earthy/fruity deep flavors. Not sweet and yet feels festive. We got this to keep in our wine cabinet for the holidays and it’s going to go fast!
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(Nov 12, 2019 at 7:23 AM)
This was a wonderful bottle of wine! It has a wonderful flavor that paired well with a dinner of wood grilled steak with friends! It has a smooth texture & is medium-bodied with a great oak flavor. The 2015 Atlas Peak Napa Valley Red Wine is a quality bottle you can feel great about gifting or enjoying yourself. I would definitely recommend this wine to anyone who is a red wine lover like myself!