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2012 Paraduxx US Red Blend "Atlas Peak Red Wine"

Winery: Paraduxx

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Atlas Peak Red Wine"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon & 35% Zinfandel

Region: Atlas Peak

State or country: CA

Price: $80

Cases produced: 800

KWG Score: 92.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: March 13, 2016

Wine Review: This opaque and midnight blue colored blend was a hit with everyone that tried it. It opens with a fragrant blackberry and black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, nicely balanced, smooth and fruity. The flavor profile is a delicious gentle black raspberry with beautifully integrated mild minerality and tempered oak. I also detected hints of black tea and a touch of black licorice. The finish is dry and its dusty tannins and fruit linger and last for quite some time. This wine is food friendly and would pair perfectly with a well-marbled ribeye – Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Aromas of holiday spice, cherry and red raspberry leap from the glass, followed by a hint of vanilla bean. On the palate, the vivid red berry notes continue, supported by just the right amount of bright acidity to add poise and definition. Firm, well-integrated tannins provide an almost architectural structure to the abundant layers of fruit and spice.

Organic status: not organic

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