Paradigm Winery 2015 Merlot, Oakville
Item Number: 12450
Sub Region: Napa Valley
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 90% Merlot / 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.3
Case Production: 630
Winemaking Notes: The different blocks are vinified and aged separately. The wine spends about 20 months maturing in barrel and around 14 months in bottle before release. 30-40% new oak is used.
Tasting Notes: This 2015 is a deep ruby color with aromas of plum, cherry, dried herbs, and light toasty oak. Flavors match the aromas. The Paradigm Merlot coats the mouth with silky texture; it is clean, yet layered, with light dusty tannins. Good length. There is a bit more concentration than the 2014 vintage. This should age well for 10-15 years or more.
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 1975, 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 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.