Paraduxx (Duckhorn Vineyards)

Proprietary Napa Valley Red Blend

9.052 ratings
9.06 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Petit Verdot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Chicken, Turkey, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.2

Didn’t have the fortune of decanting but the Tuesday discount on the bottle at the restaurant made it worth it. I visited this winery about 3 years ago and enjoyed the different blend and vineyard expressions they do.

Not a game changer, just a nice blend (Cab dominant, rounded out by merlot, petit Verdot and Zinfandel). Agreeable structure. Plum, baking spices, and red and black ripe fruit on the nose. Fairly light on the mid palate which had good acidity with rhubarb tart, oak and some nutmeg.

Didn’t have the fortune of decanting but the Tuesday discount on the bottle at the restaurant made it worth it. I visited this winery about 3 years ago and enjoyed the different blend and vineyard expressions they do.

Not a game changer, just a nice blend (Cab dominant, rounded out by merlot, petit Verdot and Zinfandel). Agreeable structure. Plum, baking spices, and red and black ripe fruit on the nose. Fairly light on the mid palate which had good acidity with rhubarb tart, oak and some nutmeg.

Jul 25th, 2018
Michael Chelus

Black cherry, raspberry, vanilla, plum, mossy earth, oak and eucalyptus. Good structure and soft tannins.

Black cherry, raspberry, vanilla, plum, mossy earth, oak and eucalyptus. Good structure and soft tannins.

Feb 28th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 54% Cab Sauv, 19% Merlot, 16% Zinfandel &11% Petit Verdot. Complex aromatic nose of fruit and spice. On the palate cherry and raspberry flavors with sweet cinnamon and vanilla spice adding in some savory oak. Soft tannins, lingering ending with berry fruit and gentle spice. Very nice! Drinks well now!

A blend of 54% Cab Sauv, 19% Merlot, 16% Zinfandel &11% Petit Verdot. Complex aromatic nose of fruit and spice. On the palate cherry and raspberry flavors with sweet cinnamon and vanilla spice adding in some savory oak. Soft tannins, lingering ending with berry fruit and gentle spice. Very nice! Drinks well now!

1 person found it helpfulOct 21st, 2018
Tobin Trevarthen

I have always been partial to this wine. Always delivers for my palette. Funny how that initial experience sets the tone!

I have always been partial to this wine. Always delivers for my palette. Funny how that initial experience sets the tone!

1 person found it helpfulSep 3rd, 2018
John Selle

Elegant blend .. enjoying this wine

Elegant blend .. enjoying this wine

Oct 29th, 2019
Nishith Jobanputra

Gary’s

Gary’s

Sep 14th, 2019
Ming Liang

A bit too jammy and a bit hot towards the end for me. But nevertheless a very well made bottle. Could use some bottle age.

A bit too jammy and a bit hot towards the end for me. But nevertheless a very well made bottle. Could use some bottle age.

Apr 2nd, 2019
Ron Lear

Velvety smooth. Wonderful fruit tannin balance.

Velvety smooth. Wonderful fruit tannin balance.

Jan 30th, 2019
Chris Freeman

Ripe red fruit, black pepper, white pepper, spice, mild dark fruit and caramel on the nose and pallet. Medium full body and some elegance in the glass. Lingers a bit and grips nicely. Great experience. Great value

Ripe red fruit, black pepper, white pepper, spice, mild dark fruit and caramel on the nose and pallet. Medium full body and some elegance in the glass. Lingers a bit and grips nicely. Great experience. Great value

Jan 3rd, 2019
Doug

Excellent pairing with filet & Gorgonzola, will repeat this but perhaps carafe to allow additional breath.

Excellent pairing with filet & Gorgonzola, will repeat this but perhaps carafe to allow additional breath.

Dec 20th, 2018