Paradigm Winery 2014 Merlot, Oakville
Item Number: 10952
Sub Region: Napa Valley
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 94% Merlot / 6% Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Case Production: 803
Winemaking Notes: The different blocks are vinified and aged separately. The wine spends about 20 months maturing in barrel and around 20 months in bottle before release. 30-40% new oak is used.
Tasting Notes: Nice dark garnet color, aromas are very plummy and ripe with perfect French Oak layering. Soft across the palate yet flavors are explosive and exciting. Ripe jammy fruit with a very silky texture and mouthfeel. The tannins are quite moderate in this beautiful Oakville Merlot. There is a great balance between the acidity, fruit, and oak. Nice length too. Flavors persist for several minutes.
About Paradigm: Paradigm Winery, located in the Oakville appellation of Napa Valley, is owned and managed by Ren and Marilyn Harris, two winegrowers with extraordinarily deep roots in Napa Valley. Marilyn and Ren purchased Paradigm Vineyards in 1976, and began producing wine with the 1991 vintage. Since that first vintage, the wines have been made by renowned winemaker, Heidi Peterson Barrett. Heidi's philosophy in making wines for Paradigm is simple: she feels that she is working with an extraordinary vineyard site that has been farmed impeccably for years. She lets the fruit from this vineyard express its quality and unique terroir with minimal intervention.