2009 Paraduxx C-Blend – Review

By Duane Pemberton
Winery website: www.paraduxx.com

What do you get when you combine the two most notable red grapes of California into a well-crafted bottle of vino? You get a wine like the 2009 Paraduxx C-blend – one that combines Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel in a very tasty way.

Technical Data:

  • Appellation: Napa Valley
  • Harvest Date: September 10 — October 27, 2009
  • Sugar: 25.5° Brix
  • Acid: 0.61 g/ml titratable acidity
  • pH: 3.76
  • Aging: 16 months in oak
  • Bottling Date: June 2011
  • Alcohol %: 14.5%
  • Price: $48

Nose: Beautiful notes of fresh raspberries, white pepper, red licorice, leather, big-league chew bubble-gum, tobacco and dark cocoa.

Taste: This is a very tasty California-style red that combines elegance, flavor, tannin and a good sense of terroir that presents a wine that’s far greater than the sum of its parts. It has excellent body, mouthfeel, acidity and tannin – a wickedly good combination that entices you to tap it again and again.

 

W.E.P. Rating: 90%