Paradigm

Oakville Merlot

9.2168 ratings
9.225 pro ratings
Oakville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
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Matt Sterr

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May 11th, 2019
David Devan

Beautiful all around - I do drink Frick-in Merlot...

Beautiful all around - I do drink Frick-in Merlot...

Sep 16th, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

Owned by Ren and Marilyn Harris who purchased Paradigm in 1976 and began producing wine with the 1991 vintage. Marilyn is a third generation grower in Napa Valley and Ren has been farming since the 1960’s. A blend of 98% Merlot & 2% Cab Sauvignon, aged for 20 months in French Oak. Dark Ruby with sweet black berry fruit aromas with notes of toasty oak. On the palate black cherry and blackberry flavors with pepper and vanilla oak spice on smooth fine tannins, nicely done. Lingering finish ending with toasty oak tones.

Owned by Ren and Marilyn Harris who purchased Paradigm in 1976 and began producing wine with the 1991 vintage. Marilyn is a third generation grower in Napa Valley and Ren has been farming since the 1960’s. A blend of 98% Merlot & 2% Cab Sauvignon, aged for 20 months in French Oak. Dark Ruby with sweet black berry fruit aromas with notes of toasty oak. On the palate black cherry and blackberry flavors with pepper and vanilla oak spice on smooth fine tannins, nicely done. Lingering finish ending with toasty oak tones.

1 person found it helpfulOct 26th, 2017
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

8.6

When first opened this was lush and sexy. With time the aromas became faded and the structure fell out of balance. Holding up well with dark plum, chocolate, and herb notes. Med complexity and med length. #paradigm #merlot #napavalley #oakville #california #usa #ctbucklinwine

When first opened this was lush and sexy. With time the aromas became faded and the structure fell out of balance. Holding up well with dark plum, chocolate, and herb notes. Med complexity and med length. #paradigm #merlot #napavalley #oakville #california #usa #ctbucklinwine

Mar 3rd, 2017
Erin Crain

A very delicious #Oakville #Merlot. Bright and well structured with supple red fruit and delicate spice.

#nationaldrinkwineday #napavalley

A very delicious #Oakville #Merlot. Bright and well structured with supple red fruit and delicate spice.

#nationaldrinkwineday #napavalley

Feb 19th, 2017
Robin Gerber

Partner Spotlight Brands

9.4

Holding up really well!!!

Holding up really well!!!

Mar 3rd, 2016
Charles Rivas

Another outstanding 2011 from Paradigm. This Merlot is kicking right now.

Another outstanding 2011 from Paradigm. This Merlot is kicking right now.

Jan 7th, 2016
George Tita

Old school (1996) Napa. Very nice, good complexity, sweet fruit.

Old school (1996) Napa. Very nice, good complexity, sweet fruit.

Apr 5th, 2015
Matt Schwartz

Amazing wine, aged gracefully! Soft tannins and long beautiful finish!

Amazing wine, aged gracefully! Soft tannins and long beautiful finish!

Jan 5th, 2015
Kelsey Nelson

Paradigm 2000 merlot was smooth and luscious. So good!

Paradigm 2000 merlot was smooth and luscious. So good!

Sep 16th, 2014