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2014 Paraduxx Napa Valley Red Wine Rector Creek Vineyard - Block 4 Image

2014 Paraduxx Napa Valley Red Wine Rector Creek Vineyard - Block 4

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Our Vineyard Series is a collection of limited-production wines that offer their own inspired variations on the contemporary and innovative style of our Paraduxx red blends. Grown in the rocky soils of our Rector Creek Vineyard, which surrounds the Paraduxx winery, this sumptuous and sophisticated blend balances the wild berry and tobacco leaf elements of Petit Verdot from our prized Block 4, with the raspberry and spice notes of our Rector Creek Zinfandel.

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Petit Verdot makes up the majority of this blend at 58%, joining 38% Zinfandel and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon. Powerfully ripe and rich, it offers integrated oak and tannin around a juicy core of raspberry, blueberry and blackberry, the mouthfeel luxurious and soft.
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Production Notes
Composition: 58% Petit Verdot, 38% Zinfandel, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon; Oak: 95% French Oak, 5% American Oak, 60% New Oak, 40% Second Vintage
Winemaker Notes
The prized Petit Verdot from Block 4 has yielded a big robust wine, with bold tannins and dark, concentrated fruit. The nose offers enticing aromas of blackberry and blackcurrant, with just a hint of leather and herbes de Provence. On the palate, firm tannins and toasty oak frame luxurious blackberry jam and blueberry flavors that glide to a long, intense finish.
The 2014 growing season was our third exceptional vintage in a row, and one of our earliest harvests on record, with our final grapes arriving at the winery on October 14 - almost two weeks earlier than normal. Though the vintage presented drought conditions, perfectly timed spring rains were just what the vines needed to set an excellent crop. After an early budbreak, ideal summer weather allowed us to harvest all of our varieties at optimum ripeness, resulting in wines with alluring aromatics and beautiful fruit complexity.
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Released: April 2017

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Red Blend
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Rector Creek Vineyard
Harvest Date
August 20 – October 15, 2014
26.0° Brix
18 months in oak
Alcohol %
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