Paraduxx (Duckhorn Vineyards)

C Blend Napa Valley Red Blend

8.940 ratings
8.72 pro ratings
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
Top Notes For
Noah Raizman

Still a study in mediocrity. Suffers from the faults of its components and the blend is truly the worst of both: the greenness and astringent tannins of its Cabernet and the bright fruit, high alcohol imbalance of its Zinfandel. Age has done this wine few favors. I don't believe this is a bad wine but you could find better balance and similar flavor profile for $10-12 in a CdR.

Still a study in mediocrity. Suffers from the faults of its components and the blend is truly the worst of both: the greenness and astringent tannins of its Cabernet and the bright fruit, high alcohol imbalance of its Zinfandel. Age has done this wine few favors. I don't believe this is a bad wine but you could find better balance and similar flavor profile for $10-12 in a CdR.

1 person found it helpfulMay 17th, 2016
Matt Murray

Very nice

Very nice

1 person found it helpfulDec 23rd, 2015
Brandon Tomes

Smooth like velvet with a well rounded mouthfeel. Exactly what I want when ordering a Napa Cabernet. Big bold fruit up front. Robust finish that dances lingers well after the sip.

Smooth like velvet with a well rounded mouthfeel. Exactly what I want when ordering a Napa Cabernet. Big bold fruit up front. Robust finish that dances lingers well after the sip.

1 person found it helpfulOct 11th, 2015
Mike Smeltz

Enjoyed the Z Blend only recently...had to try the C. No disappointment here...absolutely delicious.

Enjoyed the Z Blend only recently...had to try the C. No disappointment here...absolutely delicious.

1 person found it helpfulJun 6th, 2015
Gregory Fulchiero

Oaky on PNP - smooths out with air - Zin shines thru - on Day 3 picked up a. Smoked ribs quality

Oaky on PNP - smooths out with air - Zin shines thru - on Day 3 picked up a. Smoked ribs quality

1 person found it helpfulJan 30th, 2015
Samantha Sammis

Samantha had this 6 years ago

Samantha had this 6 years ago

1 person found it helpfulNov 25th, 2013
Michael Aslanides

Fruit-forward. Balanced structure.

Fruit-forward. Balanced structure.

1 person found it helpfulOct 22nd, 2013
Joseph Barsky

14.5% Alcohol. Good pizza wine. Garagiste.

14.5% Alcohol. Good pizza wine. Garagiste.

Mar 14th, 2019
Kapyrick Wine

V10. Awesome. Violet nose. Black currant, raspberry and plum fruit. Smooth, nicely acidic chocolate finish. Well balanced.

V10. Awesome. Violet nose. Black currant, raspberry and plum fruit. Smooth, nicely acidic chocolate finish. Well balanced.

Feb 17th, 2019
James B. MacDonald

Not a value and not the ideal marriage of cab and zin, but will give you the extreme shots of spice, bitter on the back, chocolate?, juiciness of young Middleoftheroad cab. U get the . Tastes every bit of 14% and more. Not sure where this one is going, but going to let the rest sit for a long time. Mercifully short finish.

Not a value and not the ideal marriage of cab and zin, but will give you the extreme shots of spice, bitter on the back, chocolate?, juiciness of young Middleoftheroad cab. U get the . Tastes every bit of 14% and more. Not sure where this one is going, but going to let the rest sit for a long time. Mercifully short finish.

Nov 15th, 2017