2019 Paraduxx Winemaker Series Red Wine Ridgeline Vineyard
Our winemaker first fell in love with the wines from Alexander Valley’s acclaimed Ridgeline Vineyard years ago. A dramatic, high-elevation hillside vineyard, Ridgeline is ideal both for Cabernet Sauvignon and for Tempranillo, which is why it was chosen as the source for this alluring Sonoma County Red Blend. Inspired by the iconic blends of Spain, this robust,full-bodied red combines the vivid violet and white pepper qualities of exceptional Tempranillo with the depth and richness of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Blend Composition: 62% Tempranillo, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paying homage to the famed Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon blends of Spain, this beautifully bold wine displays gorgeous aromas of black cherry, blueberry and black currant, as well as floral notes of violet and lavender. The luxurious dark berry flavors continue on the palate where they mingle with layers of dusty earth, black pepper, anise, cedar and clove. Throughout, a streak of enlivening acidity and rich, robust tannins add depth and energy while carrying the wine to a long, concentrated 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.
0.58 g/100 ml
Aged 18 months in 100% French oak 50% new, 50% neutral