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Paradigm Merlot 2014

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750ML / 14.4% ABV
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750ML / 14.4% ABV

Winemaker Notes

The nose is amazing. Nice dark garnet color, aromas are very plummy and ripe with perfect French Oak layering. Soft across the palate yet flavors are explosive and exciting. Ripe jammy fruit with a very silky texture and mouthfeel. The tannins are quite moderate in this beautiful Oakville Merlot. I love the balance here between the acidity, fruit, and oak. Nice length too. Flavors persist for several minutes.

Blend: 94% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon

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COMMENTARY: In a marketplace that has too many Merlots that taste like soft Cabernet Sauvignons, it is refreshing to come across a wine like the 2014 Paradigm Merlot from Oakville. TASTING NOTES: This wine speaks clearly of the grape variety. Its aromas and flavors of tart cherries and a light accent of oak should pair it delightfully with roast chicken over a bed of arugula. (Tasted: September 17, 2018, San Francisco, CA)
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Ren & Marilyn Harris have been growing grapes in Napa Valley for decades – in fact, the 2018 vintage marked Ren’s 55th harvest. They purchased their own vineyard in Oakville in 1975, and began selling grapes to neighboring wineries until making the first vintage of Paradigm in 1991. Heidi Barrett made the inaugural vintage and has been the Winemaker ever since.

Most of the 50 acre vineyard is now dedicated to making Paradigm’s own wines, but they still sell part of their crop to two neighboring wineries in the Oakville AVA. Paradigm specializes in Bordeaux varieties, with bottlings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Stylistically, their wines are classic, elegant and well-balanced.

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, and Ren is a sixth generation Californian whose predecessors settled San Diego in 1769. His great, great, grand-uncle was General Mariano Vallejo; the last Mexican governor of California. Ren & Marilyn still run the day-to-day operations at the winery, and their daughter and grandchildren live on the property.

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WBO30205788_2014 Item# 434629

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