1998 Duckhorn Vineyards Paraduxx Proprietary Red Wine
90 Ratings
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90 Ratings
1998 Duckhorn Vineyards Paraduxx Proprietary Red Wine

Winemaker's Notes

Paraduxx is an uncommon blend of Zinfandel, Californias resident grape, and the classic Bordeaux varietal Cabernet Sauvignon. Following in the tradition of "Super-Tuscan" wines, Paraduxx showcases the excellence of Napa Valley grapes in a unique way. Zinfandel has a history of success in Napa Valleys temperate climate and well-drained soils. We source our Zinfandel fruit from warmer growing regions with mature vines that produce concentrated, flavorful berries. Paraduxx is an ideal wine to pair w...

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Paraduxx is an uncommon blend of Zinfandel, Californias resident grape, and the classic Bordeaux varietal Cabernet Sauvignon. Following in the tradition of "Super-Tuscan" wines, Paraduxx showcases the excellence of Napa Valley grapes in a unique way. Zinfandel has a history of success in Napa Valleys temperate climate and well-drained soils. We source our Zinfandel fruit from warmer growing regions with mature vines that produce concentrated, flavorful berries. Paraduxx is an ideal wine to pair w...

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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2005 Vintage) 60% Zinfandel; 32% Cabernet Sauvignon; 6% Merlot; 2% Cab- ernet Franc. Other varietals may add their voices to this very rich wine, and Cabernet Sauvignon, in particular, brings a firm streak of tannin, but the wine is very much Zinfandel at its heart and is rife with very deep blackberry fruit and vanilla. Full and fleshy in feel, if still a bit astringent on the back end, it is beginning to hint at complexity to come and deserves to be left alone for some three or four more years.
  • Ken's Wine Guide
    (From 2005 Vintage) I had a chance to try this wine at Wine Week at Smith & Wollensky in Boston. This was my favorite wine offered. The beauty of this wine is the Cab adds some structure to the soft 2005 Zin. As a re...