91 Points - Wine Enthusiast
2015 Paraduxx Proprietary Napa Valley White Wine
The only winery devoted to stylish Napa Valley blends, Paraduxx offers bold and expressive wines to satisfy the modern palate. Building on the tradition of artful blending, from time to time we craft wines spotlighting different styles and varietals. This limited-production bottling balances Viognier’s floral aromatics and ripe fruit flavors with Chardonnay’s tropical richness.
Composition: 67% Viognier, 22% Chardonnay, 6% Roussanne, 5% Marsanne
Dazzling aromas of honeysuckle, pineapple and papaya dominate the nose. The tropical fruit continues on the palate, where a lovely note of tart acid adds poise and length to the wine, bringing it to a bright, balanced finish.
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.
Released: August 2016
August 5 – September 15, 2015
0.61 g/ml titratable acidity
100% Stainless Steel