2021 Paraduxx Winemaker Series Co-Ferment Napa Valley Red Wine
Building on the Paraduxx tradition of artful blending, this limited-production wine was inspired by the great wines of Côte-Rôtie, where Syrah and Viognier are traditionally co-fermented to make a beautifully aromatic wine. The result is a wine that brings together the savory meat, smoke and leather flavors of Syrah with the enticing floral aromatic of Viognier.
This vivacious blend of Syrah, Viognier and Grenache displays tantalizing aromas of white flowers, lavender, rose petal and red berries with notions of cracked pepper, charcuterie, toffee and tea leaves. On the palate it is lush and lively, with fine-grained tannins and a beam of bright acidity framing vibrant flavors of cherry, cranberry, plum and pomegranate, with French oak-inspired hints of vanilla, clove and nutmeg emerging on the long, juicy finish.
The 2021 growing season started with a very dry winter, with almost no rain in the month of February. Due to the lack of moisture, there were more frost events, which when combined with an extended period of bloom led to some shatter during cluster formation, resulting in smaller overall yields. Summer brought ideal temperate weather ensuring that the grapes were able to achieve excellent ripeness. While harvest was fairly compressed, with both white and red grapes coming into the winery at the same time, the quality of the fruit was exceptional, producing a stunning vintage of beautifully concentrated wines with deep, alluring colors.
0.54 g/100 ml
Aged 18 months in 100% French oak 50% new, 50% neutral oak