2019 Paraduxx Howell Mountain Napa Valley Red Wine
Our Vineyard Series is a collection of limited-production wines that offer their own variations on the contemporary style of our Paraduxx red blends. While taking inspiration from the famed Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah blends of Southern Australia, this wine is also shaped by its Howell Mountain origins, where high elevations, a unique climate and volcanic soils yield epic wines. The result is a wine with the bold structure and blackberry notes of mountain Cabernet Sauvignon and the rich dark fruit and white pepper character of Syrah.
This refined and stately blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah showcases the structure and sophistication that can be achieved when these varietals are grown at high elevations. The nose begins with floral notes of violet and wildflowers underscored by savory hints of moist earth leather and dried herbs. As it evolves, concentrated layers of blueberry and black currant emerge, as well as hints of clove and vanilla from French oak aging. Echoing the aromas, the palate is both concentrated and complex, with generous tannins and an age-worthy structure that promises a long life ahead.
The 2019 vintage began with a cold, wet winter followed by a cool spring, which resulted in a late budbreak. The cool, consistent weather provided abundant hangtime, ensuring ideal flavor development in the grapes. Yields for our red varieties were slightly above average, and temperate late-season weather allowed for a measured pace to harvest. Across the board, the 2019 wines are bright and balanced with smooth, elegant tannins and lush, vibrant flavors.
0.57 g/100 ml
Aged 18 months in 100% French oak 60% new, 40% neutral oak