2017 Paraduxx Pintail Blend Napa Valley Red Wine
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, the Pintail Blend embraces the best of these varietals. This unique combination results in a wine with rich, full fruit flavors and soft, elegant tannins.
Blend Composition: 68% Zinfandel, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon
Inspired by Paraduxx’s early blends of Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine explodes with a medley of ripe fruit flavors that include strawberry, raspberry and blueberry, as well as notes of cedar, clove, nutmeg and dried flowers. The palate is juicy and concentrated, with the Cabernet providing a structural framework for vibrant red fruit flavors of cherry, cranberry, and pomegranate.
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.
0.58 g/100 ml
Aged 18 months in 100% French oak 50% new