The dramatic centerpiece of the Paraduxx Winery is a unique 10-sided fermentation facility. This distinctive decagon structure is an evolutionary reinterpretation of the area’s traditional round barns. Although designed to be aesthetically appealing, this building houses a highly efficient, state-of-the-art winemaking facility. Since being founded in 1994, Paraduxx has earned acclaim as the only winery solely devoted to stylish Napa Valley blends. Artfully crafted to appeal to the modern palate, the visionary blends of the Paraduxx portfolio have established a reputation for their bold, expressive character and their food-friendly sophistication. Every great tradition begins as an innovation. Duckhorn Wine Company originally created Paraduxx to allow its winemakers the freedom to explore other styles without detracting from Duckhorn Vineyards’ focus on Bordeaux varietals. In 1994, Paraduxx sourced 4 tons of Zinfandel from the 100-year-old vines of Napa’s Korte Vineyard. This Zinfandel was blended with Duckhorn Vineyards’ own estate Cabernet Sauvignon, along with smaller amounts of Merlot and Petite Syrah to create the first Paraduxx vintage.
This seamless blend offers a heady mix of blueberry and cherry aromas, underscored by layers of vanilla, clove, molasses, black pepper and lavender. On the palate, it is velvety and round with lush and lingering berry and cherry flavors supported by well-integrated tannins. Balanced acidity adds brightness and lift of brambly fruit, which carries through to a long, satisfying finish.