2017 Duckhorn Paraduxx Proprietary Red Blend

Year: 2017
Appellation: Napa Valley
Country: USA-California
James Suckling: 90
Wine Enthusiast: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.9%
Price :
$29.95

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8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petite Verdot, 12% Zinfandel, 8% Petite Sirah, 8% Syrah, 6% Tempranillo, 3% Merlot

"Aromas of dried wood and red berries here with eucalyptus and red plums. The palate has a soft, approachable and creamy feel with sweet red-plum flavors. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and zinfandel. Drink now." (JS)

"Powerfully built and lush on the palate, this blends a majority of Cabernet Sauvignon with smaller amounts of Petit Verdot, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Tempranillo and Merlot. The winemaking skill shows, revealing a brawny, fruit-forward expression of brambly berry, dark spice, leather and clove. -Virginie Boone" (WE)

Winery Notes:
From the only winery devoted to stylish Napa Valley blends, the Paraduxx Proprietary Red Wine is a bold and expressive blend crafted to satisfy the modern palate. It has rich, full fruit flavors and soft, elegant tannins.

VINTAGE NOTES:
Winter rains were followed by a warm, dry spring in Napa Valley that led to a perfectly timed budbreak. With lovely weather throughout summer, all of our white varieties were harvested before a week-long heat event during the last week of August, resulting in Chardonnay and Viognier with excellent acids and enticing aromas. Because the early-season rains produced healthy canopies, our red grapes developed perfectly during the heat. After a timely cooldown that provided additional hangtime, our reds were harvested in September and early October, yielding bold and robust wines with beautifully polished tannins.

WINEMAKING NOTES:
Rich, luxurious and complex, this wine begins with alluring aromas of ripe cherry, red currant, cranberry and blueberry, along with sophisticated notes of sandalwood, clove, anise and black tea. On the palate, smooth, silky tannins underscore the lush black cherry and currant flavors, with hints of chocolate, spice and cracked pepper adding depth and nuance to the long,flowing finish.