Paradigm Winery 2017 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville

Paradigm Winery 2017 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville

Item Number: 15394

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: California
Sub Region: Napa Valley
Appellation/AVA: Oakville
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): 89% Cabernet Sauvignon / 5% Merlot / 4% Petit Verdot / 2% Cabernet Franc
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.9
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Case Production: 4,368 cases

The first vintage of Paradigm Cabernet Sauvignon was made in 1991 from Ren and Marilyn Harris’ estate vineyard in the heart of Oakville. Heidi Barrett made the inaugural vintage and continues as Paradigm's winemaker to this day.

Vineyard Notes: The Paradigm vineyard includes 38 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, 10 acres of Merlot, 2 acres of Cabernet Franc, 1.5 acres of Zinfandel and 1 acre of Petit Verdot. Today, at Paradigm, they have six different clones of Cabernet Sauvignon budded to three different rootstocks. Read more about the terroir here .

Winemaking Notes: The grapes are sourced from Paradigm estate vineyards. The grapes are manually harvested and sorted in the field. Sorting occurs again by hand back at the winery via a conveyor belt. Pumping over is done by hand. The Cabernet Sauvignon is aged in 100% French oak barrels for for 20 months and in bottle for an additional 20 months.

Heidi Barrett’s Tasting Notes: "This wine is deeply pigmented with ruby/garnet color. First sniff is Oakville Cabernet all the way. Nice layers of ripe berry and cherrylike fruit with a matching complement of toasty French Oak from an assortment of Coopers and different barrel ages. Gorgeous across the palate with a silky yet dense mouthcoating impression. Ripeness is key and the result is a wine with perfect balance and flow - just plain delicious. It’s a big, beautiful wine now but has tremendous aging potential."