2019 Paraduxx Napa Valley Red Wine Rector Creek Vineyard - Block 4
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. Grown in the rocky soils of our Rector Creek Vineyard, which surrounds the Paraduxx winery, this sumptuous and sophisticated blend balances the wild berry and tobacco leaf elements of Petit Verdot from our prized Block 4, with the raspberry and spice notes of our Rector Creek Zinfandel.
Blend Composition: 58% Petit Verdot, 38% Zinfandel, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon
Once again, Block 4 of Rector Creek Vineyard has produced a gloriously rich and complex wine, with fascinating aromas of lavender, fig, blackberry, licorice, cocoa powder and coffee, along with hints of brambly spice and caramelized sugar. On the palate, the entry is rich and full, with plush, supple tannins and luxurious flavors of blackberry, black currant, tobacco leaf, molasses and saddle leather carrying the wine to a long, robust 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.
Rector Creek Vineyard
0.58 g/100 ml
Aged 18 months in 100% French oak 60% new, 40% neutral