Paradigm Winery 2019 Estate Merlot, Oakville AVA, Napa Valley

Paradigm Winery 2019 Estate Merlot, Oakville AVA, Napa Valley

Item Number: 17847

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: California
Sub Region: Napa Valley
Appellation/AVA: Oakville
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2019
Grape(s): 90% Merlot / 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Case Production: 551

Tasting Notes: "Dark ruby in color with lovely aromas of black cherry, mocha, and ripe plum. Mouthcoating, silky, vibrant flavors, quite velvety with a graceful balanced finish. Lush, round, and rich. A gorgeous example of yummy Oakville Merlot!" – Heidi Barrett

Vineyard Notes: The Paradigm vineyard lies between the Yountville Hill and the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains. The 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. The vineyard lies solely on a northeast trending alluvial fan. A random sampling of 100 pebbles indicates over 95 percent of the rock fragments are volcanic. Rare but distinctive quartz rich sandstone were sampled. 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 Merlot is aged in 100% French oak barrels (50% new) for for 22 months and in bottle for an additional 14 months.

NOTE: Due to the Glass Fire in 2020, Paradigm did not produce any red wine that year. 2020 is the first time since 1975 they did not produce wine. We will not see an allocation of their Merlot until the fall of 2024 when they release the 2021s.