1: to multiply by itself
2: raise to the second power
3: to balance
Since 1994, Paraduxx has set the standard for stylish Napa Valley blends. Crafted for the modern palate, these visionary wines have established a reputation for their boldness, character and complexity. Building on this innovative history, X2 represents an exponential expression of our Paraduxx style, and the pinnacle of our portfolio. A block and barrel selection of our finest estate grapes, it balances the depth and structure of mountain grapes with the lush vibrancy of valley floor fruit.
Blend Composition: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Zinfandel, 1% Petit Verdot
Voluptuous, elegant and profoundly complex, this blockbuster Cabernet Sauvignon-driven blend reveals lavish aromas of blue fruit, cassis and violets, followed by hints of cinnamon, vanilla bean, nutmeg and dried flowers. The palate is robust and concentrated, with flowing flavors of ripe cherry and black raspberry framed by ripe, age-worthy tannins. As it evolves, layers of fine leather, mocha, brown sugar and dried flowers emerge adding depth and intrigue to a long, luxurious 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.
0.61 g/100 ml
Aged 18 months in 100% French oak 70% new, 30% neutral