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Wine Recommendation


2008 Paraduxx Red Wine
(Napa Valley)

A very special blend in Napa Valley that has origins in the back corner of the original Duckhorn winemaking facilities. Paraduxx is now a full fledged winery of its own place and direction. Unusual in that Paraduxx has been a blend dominated by Zinfandel and supported by Cabernet Sauvignon. One might call that atypical to Napa Valley but it is great wine.

The 2008 continues the heritage of this blend with 68% Zinfandel, which is clearly the driver of flavor and style. 24% Cabernet Sauvignon ads structure and flavors but this wine is supple, soft and very delicious. Big red fruit flavors mix with nicely integrated tannins showing backbone yet finesse.

For collectors, stock up!! A label change in 2009 will make famous the post stamp defined pieces of art that have graced these wines. Make no mistake the wine in the bottle has routinely exceeded the exclusivity of the art on the label.

Reviewed December 9, 2012 by Roger King.


The Wine

Winery: Paraduxx
Vintage: 2008
Wine: Paraduxx Red Wine
Appellation: Napa Valley
Grapes: Zinfandel (68%), Cabernet Sauvignon (24%), Cabernet Franc (1%), Merlot (7%)
Price: 750ml $45.00

Review Date: 12/9/2012

The Reviewer

Roger King