The nose is elegant and exotic, with aromas of honeysuckle, ripe plum and wisteria. On the palate, this beautiful marriage of Syrah and Viognier is a delicious and thought-provoking wine with silky layers of guava and cherry, as well as hints of cardamom spice from aging in oak.
2016 was an incredibly successful harvest for Paraduxx. Starting on August 15th with our Rector Creek Estate Viognier and ending on October 20th with perfectly ripened Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, the season was seamless. Overall, we harvested 15 different grape varieties from 14 different Napa Valley appellations. The growing season was filled with warm sunny days, intermittent cool weeks, and no rain events to speak of—all of which were ideal for achieving perfect ripeness with good natural acidity. Overall, there is a lovely elegance to our 2016 wines, with soft, velvety tannins and ripe, impeccably balanced berry flavors.