2018 Paraduxx Atlas Peak Napa Valley Red Wine
Our Vineyard Series is a collection of limited-produced wines that offer their own inspired variations on the contemporary and innovative style of our Paraduxx red blends. This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese comes from the high slopes of Atlas Peak, where temperatures can be up to 10 degrees cooler than the valley floor. This ensures long, even ripening, yielding an elegantly textured wine with expressive layers of cherry, lavender and forest floor.
Blend Composition: 56% Sangiovese, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon
Taking inspiration from the great Super Tuscans, this exceptional blend of Napa Valley Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon displays inviting aromas of vibrant red cherry, cranberry, plum and violets, with undertones of sandalwood, caramel, nutmeg and cocoa powder. The red berry notes continue on the palate, where they are framed by bright acidity and fine, dusty tannins, with hints of saddle leather and sweet oak emerging on the finish.
In Napa Valley, a mild spring and summer, with no significant heat events, pushed the beginning of harvest back a full four weeks from our average start date. In addition to providing abundant hangtime, the temperate weather ensured that the fruit was able to preserve excellent natural acidity. Because the cool weather continued into autumn, we were able to assess and pick each block at ideal ripeness. One of the most noteworthy elements of the growing season was the fact that the grapes were able to develop beautiful, fully ripe flavors, at lower Brix. As a result, the wines are both elegant and complex, with excellent energy and acidity, and lovely varietal character.
0.57 g/100 ml
Aged 18 months in 100% French oak 60% new