2007 Duckhorn Paraduxx Red Blend
Aromas of raspberry, cherry, cedar, spice, caramelized brown sugar, and sweet oak accented by a hint of white pepper Dark cherry and raspberry flavors mingle with rich, compelling layers of blueberry, cedar and molasses Smooth entry followed by a full mid-palate with integrated nuances of fruit and oak leading to a long finish with balanced resolved tannins
BackgroundParaduxx is a bold and expressive Napa Valley Red Wine. Fusing the robust flavors of California’s native Zinfandel with the grandeur of Cabernet Sauvignon, Paraduxx embraces the best of both core varietals. This benchmark blend has developed its own compelling personality filled with enticing layers of lush fruit and engaging aromatics, allowing it to mix naturally with great food and dynamic company.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesAs usual, Paraduxx takes its own road and delivers far more than ripe-berry fruit. In this outing, it shows its typical polish and sweet-oak enrichment while keying on a mix of cherries, berries and milk chocolate. It is a satisfying and well-balanced wine that will come into its own in but a few years.
Restaurant WineA powerful Zinfandel blend, with rich, ripe character, and unusual complexity—making it similar in style (not flavor) to a full style Barolo. It is fleshy in texture, and long and moderately tannic on the finish, tasting of berry jam, tobacco, truffle, spicy oak, and baked cherry. Excellent.
User Tasting Note
tsheahanElegant and bold. Nose is inviting with a variety of complex aromas. Cedar and spice. First taste is a big jammy explosion followed with a spicy mix of cedar and oak. Blueberry finish.
Fellow Drync'rspicy. delish. yummy!!!!! very bold.
retsmithvery good. drinking now