Paying homage to Paraduxx’s early blends of exceptional Napa Valley Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon, this alluring wine offers lavish aromas of ripe black raspberry and dark cherry that leap from the glass, followed by undertones of moist earth, dried herbs and brambly spice. After a first sip that offers voluptuous layers of dark plum, raspberry, star anise, cinnamon and clove, notes of black pepper, leather and sandalwood emerge, adding depth and complexity to the long, luscious finish.
The 2019 vintage began with a cold, wet winter followed by a cool spring, which resulted in a late budbreak. The cool, consistent weather provided abundant hangtime, ensuring ideal flavor development in the grapes. Yields for our red varieties were slightly above average, and temperate late-season weather allowed for a measured pace to harvest. Across the board, the 2019 wines are bright and balanced with smooth, elegant tannins and lush, vibrant flavors.