2019 Paraduxx Napa Valley Red Wine Cork Tree Vineyard
Our Vineyard Series is a collection of limited-production wines that offer their own inspired variations on the innovative style of our Paraduxx red blends. As the coolest of our estate vineyards, Cork Tree yields beautifully structured and sophisticated wines that are as elegant as they are inviting. Combining the lovely red berry and floral notes of great Malbec with the dark fruit character of Cabernet Sauvignon, this alluring wine marries the best qualities of all both varietals.
Blend Composition: 59% Malbec, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot
Bold, bright and expansive, this wine begins with luxurious aromas of blueberry, red currant, violets, sandalwood and savory dried herbs, as well as hints of baking spices and crème brûlée from French oak aging. On the palate, it displays energy and elegance with plush tannins and enlivening acidity underscoring flavors of fresh berries and juicy candied fruit that linger throughout a long, lush finish.
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.
Cork Tree Vineyard
0.55 g/100 ml
Aged 18 months in 100% French oak 60% new, 40% neutral oak