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: 64% Zinfandel, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon; Oak: 100% French Oak, 50% New Oak, 50% Second Vintage
As it evolves in the glass, an alluring Zinfandel-infused nose of brambly raspberry and peppery spice evolves to reveal subtle hints of nutmeg and cinnamon. Luscious and juicy on the entry, the palate offers deep, rich layers of black raspberry and cherry, framed by the firm, structured tannins of the Cabernet Sauvignon.
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.