2015 Paraduxx Napa Valley Red Wine Rector Creek Vineyard
Our Vineyards Series is a collection of limited-production wines that offer their own inspired variations on the contemporary and innovative style of our Paraduxx red blends. This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon paired with Zinfandel originates exclusively from the rocky soils of our Rector Creek Vineyard, which surrounds the Paraduxx winery.
The 2012 Vintage was my ‘ah-ha!’ wine and has been ever since. It perfectly captures the terroir and essence of the property we are so fortunate to call home. Structured like a pair of shoulder pads, this blend of Zinfandel and Cabernet makes a statement at any occasion.
Composition: 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 48% Zinfandel; Aging & Oak: 18 months in oak, 100% French Oak, 60% New Oak, 40% Second Vintage
From its inviting aromas of ripe red cherry and lavender to its lush, juicy mouthfeel, this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel is savory and delightful. On the palate, flavors of brambleberry, coffee and crème de menthe glide across supple, fine-grained tannins to a satisfying 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.