2020 Paraduxx Pintail Napa Valley Red Wine
The only winery devoted to stylish Napa Valley blends, Paraduxx offers bold and expressive wines to satisfy the modern palate. Fusing the robust flavors of California’s native Zinfandel with the grandeur of Cabernet Sauvignon, the Pintail Blend embraces the best of these varietals. This unique combination results in a wine with rich, full fruit flavors and soft, elegant tannins.
Blend Composition: 66% Zinfandel, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon
An homage to our early blends of Napa Valley Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine displays enticing aromas of black raspberry, dark cherry, cracked pepper, blue fruit and bramble, with hints of flowers, nutmeg and spice. The juicy red fruit layers are echoed on the palate, where they flow across supple, elegant tannins before revealing notes of currant, cranberry and thyme throughout a lush, lingering finish.
The 2020 growing season began with a relatively dry, mild winter followed by a dry, temperate spring, which resulted in an early April budbreak. The weather throughout spring and summer was even and warm, offering numerous clear, sun-filled days. In September, the weather turned hot, providing the grapes a final push towards optimal ripeness and flavor development. While the overall weather was exceptional for growing grapes, yielding wines with excellent structures and ripe, voluptuous flavors, the impact of the 2020 California wildfires required us to be exacting in our grape selection process, excluding any fruit that did not meet our standards. As a result, while our overall yields were down in 2020, we are extremely proud of the lush, opulent wines that we were able to craft from this vintage.
0.59 g/100 ml
Aged 18 months in French and Hungarian oak 50% new, 50% neutral oak