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.
- 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.