Paraduxx wine tasting –

We recently visited Paraduxx, a winery on Silverado Trail that is part of the same group as Duckhorn. Drinks made with vermouth They have beautiful gardens in which you can taste, but on the day we visited rain was lashing down, so we sat inside. Gin cocktails crossword clue The tasting room is modern, built in 2000. Yellow dresses for juniors Paraduxx has been making their wines, which are largely Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel blends, since 1994.


California Girl comments: It was a wet, miserable day. Yellow dresses for women Napa was absolutely soaked so unfortunately there are no photographs of the gardens which are lovely.

When we checked in we were given a glass of their 2015 white; a Viognier/Chardonnay blend. Yellow dresses for girls The wine is 100% stainless steel and sells for $30. Red drinks for valentine’s day The nose was restrained, but there were hints of peach. Red drinks alcohol The flavour had more character than the aroma, with mixed citrus balanced with honey. Red dresses for women over 40 This is an easy drinking white wine; ideal for a warm summer’s day, but enjoyable on a rain-lashed winter’s day too.

Our host Jeffery sat us at a table. Red dresses for girls He said that one should sit down to taste wine, as the only time one drinks wine standing up is when you are cooking. Red dresses for women He brought us the complete tasting flight, with notes and a map of the valley indicating from where each wine was sourced. Red dresses for juniors A plate of cheese accompanied the wine. Zurich classic wikipedia It was a cheese coated with coffee and lavender; delicious and well-matched to the wine, despite the unexpected nature. Vh1 classic wikipedia We were so impressed that we asked for where we could buy the cheese. Ipod classic wikipedia It is called Barely Buzzed and is from the Beehive Cheese Company in Utah. Red and green cocktails for christmas We were able to purchase it from Whole Foods in Napa.

California Girl comments: Whilst we were there to taste the wine I have to comment on the amazing cheese. Best sweet vermouth brands Our group went crazy over it and we went out later that day to purchase some. French vermouth brands It is a great complement to the wine. Popular vermouth brands Delicious.

The first red we tried was the 2012 Howell Mountain Red ($80). Italian vermouth brands This is a blend of 60% Zinfandel and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon. Best vermouth brands The nose presented leather and cherry. Dry vermouth brands The first impression was of heavy tannin. Spanish vermouth brands A second sip allowed me to discover dark berries mixed with pepper. Black and white cocktail dresses plus size I think that this wine needs age before I would enjoy drinking it.

The next wine was the 2013 Rector Creek ($80). Yellow dresses for weddings This is a 50/50 blend of Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. Yellow cocktail dresses for women Here the nose was distinctly fruity, with plums to the fore and notes of pepper wafting up from the wine. Yellow cocktail dresses with sleeves The flavour was of licorice, cherry, and pepper. Yellow cocktail dresses for sale The finish was beautifully sweet.

The third red was the 2013 Atlas Peak, which sells for $80. Yellow cocktail dresses for weddings Here the nose was of plum and chocolate. Cheap yellow dresses for juniors The flavour was a well-balanced mix of leather, black currant, and black tea. Cute yellow dresses for juniors This was our favourite of the flight; enjoyable now, but with the potential to age. Vodka cocktails crossword clue This wine was a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (51%), Zinfandel (31%), and the rest was Sangoivese.

California Girl comments: I love Sangiovese and I love Atlas Peak. Drinks with whiskey and vermouth A match made in heaven for me. Cocktail with whiskey and vermouth I loved this smooth, lush sip. Best cocktails new orleans It would pair well with any food, but I have to say I could really imagine it with wild boar or ostrich.

The final red was The Paraduxx Winemaker Series Red Wine from the Ridgeline Vineyard. Yellow bridesmaid dresses images This was the only one of the four wines in the tasting that had no Zinfandel; being 55% Tempranillo and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon. Yellow bridesmaid dresses with sleeves The nose brought leather with fruit in the background. Yellow dresses for sale The wine had a soft mouthfeel, with vanilla and raspberry; the fruit faded with the finish. Red drinks for christmas This wine sells for $58.

We were also given tastes from a couple of wines that were not on the standard menu. Red drinks for kids The first of these was Golden Eye Pinot from Anderson Valley. Red dresses for girls age 11 The nose was rich, with several elements; including plum, leather, and tobacco. Red dresses for girls 7 16 Sipping it, I enjoyed a silky texture that led to a long finish with smoked meat, raspberry, and sour cherry. Cute red dresses for valentine’s day It was a very impressive Pinot Noir.

California Girl comments: This Pinot Noir was truly a special occasion wine. Cheap red dresses for valentine’s day Being a Pinot Noir, you would expect it to pair well with food, but this was something beyond a “nice” meal. Long red dresses for valentine’s day It was weighty in the mouth, and you could simply taste the quality in every luxurious sip. Red dresses for sale Maybe Christmas goose as a pairing suggestion?

The final taste bore the Canvasback label and was a 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington. Cheap red dresses plus size The nose was a wonderful impression of plum and pepper. Formal red dresses plus size The taste did not no justice to the enticing nose; dominated as it was by an aggressive sweetness. Little red dresses for juniors This was the only one of the wines that I did not enjoy at Paraduxx.

California Girl comments: I think it was a little young but will come into its own. Cheap red dresses for juniors It was aggressive, but many people like those huge wines that makes a statement. Short red dresses for juniors This wine certainly does that.

The tasting room was an attractive setting. Formal red dresses for juniors Our host was friendly and informative. Charlie wikipedia The wines were interesting and two or three were excellent. Green dresses for juniors Definitely, worth making reservations if you plan to be in the area.

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