Paradigm

Paravines Oakville Red Blend

9.210 ratings
9.03 pro ratings
Oakville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
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Matt Sterr

50/50 Merlot - Petit Verdot.

50/50 Merlot - Petit Verdot.

Apr 9th, 2017
Drew Summers

Sales Northampton Wines

9.2

50% Petit Verdot / 50% Merlot -- Firm, Rich, Textured

50% Petit Verdot / 50% Merlot -- Firm, Rich, Textured

Dec 10th, 2015
Mark Flesher

This Merlot/PV combo is SINGING. Round throughout, medium++ bodied wine. Still has a lot of sweet black cherry cola and blackberry notes throughout. But also has a floral nature on the nose and entry while also seeming to have a little bit of a darker side that permeates towards the finish with an herbal character. A surprising amount of pepper on the finish with tannins that have definitely softened over the years. I think this wine is really ready to drink right now as a pop and pour. I did not decant this one, and I don't think I missed anything by not doing so. One more bottle left. I'm sure it will be opened sooner than later given how this one presented! Will try to look for more as well as I feel this one could go another 7 to 10 years without a doubt!

This Merlot/PV combo is SINGING. Round throughout, medium++ bodied wine. Still has a lot of sweet black cherry cola and blackberry notes throughout. But also has a floral nature on the nose and entry while also seeming to have a little bit of a darker side that permeates towards the finish with an herbal character. A surprising amount of pepper on the finish with tannins that have definitely softened over the years. I think this wine is really ready to drink right now as a pop and pour. I did not decant this one, and I don't think I missed anything by not doing so. One more bottle left. I'm sure it will be opened sooner than later given how this one presented! Will try to look for more as well as I feel this one could go another 7 to 10 years without a doubt!

Jan 11th, 2020
Matthew Tebbetts

Amazing.

Amazing.

Dec 9th, 2015
P Plusquellec

On the patio at Brix in Oakville, next to Mr. Harlan.

On the patio at Brix in Oakville, next to Mr. Harlan.

Sep 4th, 2015
Dana Hunter

Dana had this 4 years ago

Dana had this 4 years ago

Apr 26th, 2016
P Plusquellec

P had this 3 years ago

P had this 3 years ago

Oct 15th, 2016
Andrew Crane

Andrew had this 3 years ago

Andrew had this 3 years ago

Sep 12th, 2016
P Plusquellec

P had this 4 years ago

P had this 4 years ago

Mar 6th, 2016
Dutta S

Dutta had this 4 years ago

Dutta had this 4 years ago

Oct 16th, 2015