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2018 Paraduxx Red Blends or Varietals "Proprietary Red Wine"

Paraduxx 2018 Proprietary Red Wine

Winery: Paraduxx

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Proprietary Red Wine"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Zinfandel, 10% Petit Verdot, 6% Petite Sirah, 6% Syrah, 4% Cabernet Franc & 3% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $50

Cases produced: 16,863

KWG Score: 90.8 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91.5)

Review date: February 4, 2022

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored kitchen sink blend from Paraduxx needs patience and really delivers if you give it time or air. It opens with a moist pipe tobacco and raspberry bouquet with hints of strawberry licorice. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced and juicy. The flavor profile is a graphite and stewed black plum blend with notes of oak and clove. I also detected hints of black pepper, red cherry, and anise in the aftertaste. The finish is initially rather dry and its big dusty tannins build-up and stick around for a very long time. This bold wine definitely benefits from some decanting and air. It will reward you if you are patient. I would serve it with a New York strip steak. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Deep, dark, and luxurious, this wine offers alluring aromas of blackberry, black cherry, blueberry, currant and cocoa powder, with underlying hints of saddle leather, cinnamon and clove. The voluptuous dark berry notes are echoed on the palate where they are framed by supple tannins and sophisticated layers of anise, vanilla, sweet tobacco leaf and fresh-cracked black pepper, all of which carry the wine to a juicy dark berry finish.

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