2015 DUCKHORN PARADUXX PROPRIETARY RED WINE, Napa Valley
Tasting Notes From James Suckling, “Red plums, red cherries, herbs and Chinese spices. Medium-bodied with some nicely firm tannins and fresh acidity to carry things through to the fruity finish. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, zinfandel and petit verdot. Drink now.” 91 Points
54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 16% Zinfandel, 11% Petit Verdot, Paraduxx Napa Valley Red Wine Blends, Best Red Wine
Duckhorn is a paragon for Merlot and their top offering achieved the Wine Spectator #1 wine in the world… Ergo, expectations are high for every other wine they produce. Their 2015 Paraduxx surpassed all of my expectations, and I was captivated by the wine’s rich, supple nature, concentrated core and penetrating, long finish. The winery is clearly on an upward path, recently acquiring legendary Pinot producers CALERA and KOSTA BROWNE. The quality of their other wines have not skipped a beat, and in fact, the recent vintages from Duckhorn set a new standard for the brand.