2016 Paraduxx Proprietary Napa Valley Red Wine
From the only winery devoted to stylish Napa Valley blends, the Paraduxx Proprietary Red Wine is a bold and expressive blend crafted to satisfy the modern palate. It has rich, full fruit flavors and soft, elegant tannins.
Composition: 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Zinfandel, 19% Petit Verdot, 7% Merlot; Cooperage: 100% French oak - 40% new, 60% second vintage
This wine begins with alluring aromas of black currant and blueberry, as well as a subtle underlying note of rich milk chocolate. On the palate, luxurious layers of berry jam, sandalwood and leather mingle with hints of toasted coconut, all supported by a silky texture that carries the wine to a long, supple finish.
2016 was an incredibly successful harvest for Paraduxx. Starting on August 15th with our Rector Creek Estate Viognier and ending on October 20th with perfectly ripened Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, the season was seamless. Overall, we harvested 15 different grape varieties from 14 different Napa Valley appellations. The growing season was filled with warm sunny days, intermittent cool weeks, and no rain events to speak of—all of which were ideal for achieving perfect ripeness with good natural acidity. Overall, there is a lovely elegance to our 2016 wines, with soft, velvety tannins and ripe, impeccably balanced berry flavors.
September 7 - October 19
25.4° Brix at harvest
0.59 g/100 ml titratable acidity
18 Months in Barrel
10-14 days fermentation at 85°F