Paraduxx was started in 1994 with the sole purpose of offerings blended wines to the public. Whereas many wineries espouse 100% varietal, the blend is, and always has been, the ability to craft a wine that is greater than the sum of its parts. Though this is 60% Cabernet, there are six other grapes playing a part, including Zinfandel, Grenache and Malbec. This is a soft wine that offers noticeable fruit: black cherry, huckleberry, blueberry and blackberry along with light vanilla, green tea and baked apricot. The tannins help to solidify the structure, being potent but not aggressive.
This offers nicely balanced red fruit with minimal oak, solid acidity and decent tannic structure. Not an easy thing to find in a Merlot, and a Merlot at this price. Black cherry, black berry, huckleberry, red currant, light cedar and vanilla notes dominate and this is a very comprehensive wine. Mainly Merlot, there are small percentages of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Syrah and Malbec. It was aged for 14 months in French oak, only 40% of which was new, hence the light wood touch. What this ultimately offers is a robust Merlot that is well worth the price.
This is interesting. My understanding is that is mostly a tasting room only wine although there is some limited distribution. Its unclear if this is 100% Petit Verdot, a grape mostly utilized for blending purposes. Inky purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose is nice with black raspberries, vanilla and slight baking spices. Also a bit of a "Bourbon" note on the end. Full bodied. On the palate, lots of boysenberry fruit with firm tannins. Some slight spice and vanilla. Moderate finish. One of those wines that is perhaps more interesting than great but worth checking out and en
It's not often that Petite Verdot is bottled on its own. More typically, it is found in small amounts in Bordeaux blends, so this was an interesting treat. Purple in color, opaque and bright. On the nose there are plums, slight blueberries, slight lilac, spice and char. Full bodied. On the palate, the plums come thru strong with slight blueberries and underlying gravel. It is tasty but not complex. More mono-dimensional. Still, it is quite enjoyable to drink and unique. Light tannins. Moderate finish. This probably will go another five to eight years. A nice match with grilled f
This IGT wine from Tuscany is a blend of 50% Petit Verdot and 50% Syrah. It really is an excellent value. Deep ruby in color. The nose has black cherries, plums, slight cedar and a bit of herbs. On the palate, this is medium bodied with a lovely energy. Lighter in style considering the varietals. Nice black cherry fruit with an underlying earthy/gravel quality. Nice backbone of acidity. Long finish. This drinks well on its own and will work well with pizza or burgers. This should continue to drink well for the next five to seven years.
This a red blend of 45% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 13% Petit Verdot grown at high elevation in the Edom Mountains. It is Kosher. Purple in color, ruby at the rim. A very nice Bordeaux-like nose. Cassis, black cherries, cherries, slight cigar box, gravel and slighter bell pepper. On the palate, this is medium bodied with lighter but present tannins. Moderate acidity. A nice depth and complexity. Notes of cassis and cherry fruit over gravel. Ripe but not overtly. Drinks easily right now. I don't think this will get better but should drink well for five to seven more years.
2014 Von Strasser Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Vineyard Diamond Mountain, USA, California, Napa, Wine Review
A really nice showing for this wine and above my high expectations. It is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Malbec, and 5% Petit Verdot. Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose has cassis, cedar, plums, graphite and char. On the palate, this is full bodied with medium tannins. Lots of cassis fruit intertwined with char and oak. Good length on the finish. This is still on the young side of mature but drinks like a classic Napa Cabernet. That is great fruit with some oak and plenty of depth. This should continue to mature for another seve to ten years and be good for ten to
My first time trying this wine. Very nice. A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Petite Sirah and the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot. Purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose has black cherries, black raspberries, char and spice. On the palate, the black cherries dominate. There is some green bell pepper (in a good way) that is very traditional. Some underlying roasted meats. This already has a tight complexity that unwinds in the glass. Nice finish. This probably needs another five to seven to peak and should be good for ten to twelve more after that. it is food friendly and wi
This is a nice value in inexpensive Merlot. It is a blend of 88% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Medium ruby in color. The nose has plums, cherries and spice. On the palate, this is light to medium bodied. Light cherry fruit. Easy drinking. Nice finish. This is made for immediate drinking. It drinks well on its own and would be great with burgers or grilled chicken. Drink over the next couple of years.
This is always one of the great wines out of Napa. The blend is 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Petit Verdot, and 3% Malbec. Inky purple in color. The nose is very nice with cassis and coffee. On the palate, this has medium tannins. Black cherries, cassis and some char. It is delicious. This was consumed over three nights and was best on night three though excellent on all three. This still needs a few more years until peak and then should be good for another ten to twelve at least. The score certainly has a point or two more of upside. There is a depth and complexity to it that really