2017 Paraduxx Napa Valley Red Wine Rector Creek Vineyard
Our Vineyard 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.
Blend Composition: 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Zinfandel; Oak Profile & Aging: Aged 18 months in 100% French oak 60% new
Deep, dark and delicious this gorgeous blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel displays aromas of wild blueberries, brambly spice, brown sugar and sandalwood. On the palate the flavors are ripe and juicy, marrying rich flavors of red and black fruit with mouthwatering tannins and hints of marshmallow, pomegranate and spice.
Winter rains were followed by a warm, dry spring in Napa Valley that led to a perfectly timed budbreak. With lovely weather throughout summer, all of our white varieties were harvested before a week-long heat event during the last week of August, resulting in Chardonnay and Viognier with excellent acids and enticing aromas. Because the early-season rains produced healthy canopies, our red grapes developed perfectly during the heat. After a timely cooldown that provided additional hangtime, our reds were harvested in September and early October, yielding bold and robust wines with beautifully polished tannins.