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2012 Paraduxx US Red Blend "Rector Creek Vineyard"

Winery: Paraduxx

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Rector Creek Vineyard"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 70% Zinfandel & 30% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Yountville

State or country: CA

Price: $80

Cases produced: 705

KWG Score: 92 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: January 14, 2016

Wine Review: This pitch black colored Zinfandel based blend is terrific. It opens with an attractive blackberry and black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium to full bodied, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a very tasty mild blackberry with notes of boysenberry, oak and minerality. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are nicely extended. It paired perfectly with slow cooked short ribs bolognese. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: On the nose, aromas of ripe wild strawberry, fruit cobbler and saddle leather dominate. The fruit and berry notes continue on the palate, underscored by subtler notes of earth and cinnamon spice. Elegant tannins, excellent depth, and a full, rich mid-palate, add layers of complexity to this estate-grown wine.

Organic status: not organic

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