Red

2009 Paraduxx (Duckhorn Vineyards) Red Wine Howell Mountain

Zinfandel Blend

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
  • > Howell Mountain
Drink between 2013 - 2015
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Community Tasting Notes 11

  • wwarren wrote: (83 points)

    January 18, 2015 - This wine was a surprise and a disappointment to me. The surprise is that a Zinfandel-Cabernet blend could have the color a lighter Pinot Noir, the body of a lighter Pinot Noir, and would be light on tannins. The disappointment was (1) this was not what I expected or wanted when I served it, and (2) that it did not have the acidity of that I would want from a Pinot/Burgundy. I agree with ALEXHOP when he wrote, "nose that is quite elegant. Flavors are a bit austere with medium fruit but also shoe leather and slightly rough balance. Nice long finish." Elegant is precisely the right word. I want to try this wine again when Elegant is what I want. I didn't notice the "good herbs [...] to which ALEXHOP referred, but I admit I wasn't in the mood. To readers of this review I say, KNOW WHAT YOU ARE OPENING. To the producers I say, it is fine that you produced a light bodied Zinfandel-Cabernet blend -- I contratulate you even -- but you should have mentioned on the back label where you mentioned the grapes or else you will have others responding as I did.

  • Laura4444 wrote: (91 points)

    November 25, 2014 - Delicious

  • danielbleier Likes this wine: (92 points)

    October 27, 2013 - Best Paraduxx I have had in several years. Nose of coffee and plum, with a hint of pepper. Flavors of blueberry, blackberry, smoke, coffee, ending with a slightly herbal, drying finish. None of weaker middle palate I have experienced recently with these wines. Very Nice.

  • Phil C wrote: (92 points)

    December 22, 2012 - Nice full-bodied red with a silky mouth-feel. Smooth finish. Nice blend of Zin and Cab. Improved slightly with time.

  • mattyboy_ wrote: (88 points)

    November 30, 2012 - Rather disappointed especially based on the price. Showed much better when tasted @ Paraduxx back in Feb. Not sure if these will keep. A bit dull - muted nose and slightly tired on the palate.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Paraduxx (Duckhorn Vineyards)
  • Varietal Zinfandel Blend
  • Designation Red Wine
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Howell Mountain
  • UPC Code 669576019825

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 221 (63%)
  • Consumed 132 (37%)

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