2005 Duckhorn Vineyards Paraduxx Proprietary Red Wine
91 Ratings
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91 Ratings
2005 Duckhorn Vineyards Paraduxx Proprietary Red Wine

Winemaker's Notes

The aroma explodes with ripe fruit—strawberry, boysenberry, and plum, complemented by hints of violets, spice, and orange peel. This wine is medium-bodied with a chewy texture, robust yet approachabl...

Paraduxx is a unique Napa Valley red wine with its foundation in Zinfandel, California's resident grape, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Created in 1994 to provide the winemaking team with the opportunity to ...

Connoisseurs' Guide 91

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The aroma explodes with ripe fruit—strawberry, boysenberry, and plum, complemented by hints of violets, spice, and orange peel. This wine is medium-bodied with a chewy texture, robust yet approachabl...

Paraduxx is a unique Napa Valley red wine with its foundation in Zinfandel, California's resident grape, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Created in 1994 to provide the winemaking team with the opportunity to ...

Connoisseurs' Guide 91

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  • Ken's Wine Guide
    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...
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    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.