2006 Paraduxx Napa Valley Red Blend (1.5L)
89 points Wine Spectator: "A Zinfandel blend that's both briary and well-structured, showing black cherry and peppery sage aromas followed by sleek wild berry, mineral and licorice flavors that take on firm tannins. Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2015." (02/10) Aromas of plum, chocolate and cherry pie are accentuated by hints of violet, clove, cinnamon spice and vanilla bean. Bright red fruit flavors of Bing cherry, strawberry and raspberry are contrasted by dark and compelling layers of blueberry, mocha and molasses. Great structure here, with smooth, fine tannins, a black pepper mid-palate and long nutmeg and red currant finish. 64% Zinfandel, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc.