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Date Printed: 12/26/2014
Paraduxx  2004
Paraduxx 2004
(search item no. 93466)
Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/26/2014: $57.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 94 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2003 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 93 points
2002 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 95 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2001 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
2000 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 94 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1999 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 96 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Paraduxx is a unique Napa Valley red wine with its foundation in Zinfandel, California's resident grape, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Created in 1994 to provide the winemaking team with the opportunity to explore other varietals, Paraduxx was quickly recognized as having its own personality and style. Blended with Napa Valley mountain fruit as well as valley floor grapes from Estate vineyards, Paraduxx has rich, full fruit flavors and soft, integrated tannins, making it a natural complement to a wide array of foods. For each vintage, an artist's interpretation of a pair of ducks native to the Pacific Flyway is featured on the label.

Each vintage, the Paraduxx brand celebrates an artist-label series with a different artist's signature medium and style interpreted through a pair of ducks native to the Pacific Flyway. The 2004 Paraduxx label is the eleventh in this series. For this release, Northern California artist Andrew Denman created an acrylic painting of a pair of Wood Ducks in their natural habitat.

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About Paraduxx:

Paraduxx is an uncommon blend of Zinfandel, California's resident grape, and the classic Bordeaux varietals of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Following in the tradition of "Super-Tuscan" wines of Italy, Paraduxx showcases the excellence of Napa Valley grapes in a unique way. Zinfandel has a history of success in Napa Valley's temperate climate and well-drained soils. We source our Zinfandel fruit from warmer growing regions with mature vines that produce concentrated, flavorful berries.

Paraduxx is an ideal wine to pair with a variety of foods, particularly, traditional Mediterranean-style fare of light pasta dishes and grilled meats. We use French and American oak cooperage for the Zinfandel to accentuate the fruitiness and to add a dimension of toast and vanilla. The Bordeaux varieties are aged in traditional French cooperage.

Paraduxx and Duckhorn Wine Company support conservation of the wetlands of the Pacific flyway.