Paraduxx 2011 Red Blend, Napa Valley
Item Number: 28 20 189 11
Duckhorn's most innovative wine, Paraduxx was created as a way to showcase Napa Valley's exceptional grape growing with a blend that is pure California. A crowd-pleaser year after year, This one follows the traditional Paraduxx formula that we all know and love. The blend is 67% Zinfandel, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot and it's aged 16 months in 75% French and 25% American oak barrels, 40% new. Wine Review Online scored this 2011 93 points saying "This unusual blend is somewhat unique to Duckhorn's Paraduxx label, incorporating as it does Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in a red wine that is primarily Zinfandel. The finished product over the years has been superb, and the 2011 vintage is no exception. The red-fruit characteristic of Zinfandel is at the delicious core, with notes of blackberry and black currant in a supporting role. Far from jammy and overripe, this is a Zin-based red with good balance, layered fruit aromas, notes of baking spice, and a hint of fennel."