Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Napa Valley    California   
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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Paradigm Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Paradigm Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 98993)

PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $59.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Quite dark in color with deep ripe aromas of chocolate covered black cherries. Enticing fruit nose and layers of spice and toasty oak add up to a wonderful rich complex aroma profile. Flavors match the aromas in a mouth coating, textural, silky and tasty wine. This wine is loaded with aging potential. It has everything it needs to last a good 15 years or more. Great balance and finesse here with flavors that persist minutes after drinking. It all adds up to one of the best Cabernet vintages we have produced at Paradigm.
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About Paradigm:

Ren & Marilyn Harris have been growing grapes in Napa Valley since 1964. They purchased Paradigm in 1976 and totally replanted the vineyard twice! The first time was to change the grape varieties and the second time was to protect the vineyard from phyloxera, which struck Napa Valley in the late 1980’s.

About thirty percent of the grape production at Paradigm is used by the winery and the balance is sold to other premium Napa Valley wineries. It is the intention of the Harris’ to remain at the current five thousand case annual production in order to maintain the close personal contact they enjoy with both the Paradigm crew and the Paradigm wine drinkers they have befriended over the years.

Marilyn is a third generation Napa Valley grape grower whose grandparents came to Napa Valley from the hills of Northern Italy to grow grapes in 1890. Marilyn is assisted by Ren & Marilyn’s daughter Jennifer Harris and together they run the day-to-day business at Paradigm.

Ren Harris is a sixth generation Californian whose predecessors settled San Diego in 1769 and whose great great grand uncle was General Mariano Vallejo; the last Mexican governor of California. Paradigm is located on land General Vallejo gave to George Yount in 1835. Yount in turn planted the first grapes in Napa Valley. Ren is in charge of wine and grape production.