2009 Paraduxx Howell Mountain Red Wine – Reviwe

By Duane Pemberton
Winery website: http://www.paraduxx.com
Paraduxx wines have been a Napa favorite for years now – they combine Zinfandel with other red varietals into very expressive, “California-style” red blends.
Technical Data: 
  • Vintage: 2009
  • Varietal: 72% Zinfandel, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Aging & Oak: 16 months in oak 100% French oak 60% new
  • Appellation:  Napa Valley
  • Harvest Date: October 5 — October 23, 2009
  • Sugar: 25.5° Brix
  • Acid: 0.58 g/ml titratable acidity
  • PH: 3.96
  • Aging: 16 months in oak
  • Bottling Date: June 2011
  • Alcohol %: 14.5%
  • Price: $75

Nose: Peppered raspberries, dark chocolate, coffee beans, leather, black licorice and shoe polish.

Taste: This is still an incredibly young wine that needs a few more years in-bottle to fully develop. It shows a great deal of aging potential and for the most part drinks good now, however, its greatness is still years away. Good fruit and tannin combine into a clean, lingering finish.

W.E.P. Rating: 85%