Paradigm Winery 2018 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville (Napa)
Item Number: 16834
Sub Region: Napa Valley
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 90% Cabernet Sauvignon / 4% Merlot / 4% Petit Verdot / 2% Cabernet Franc
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Case Production: 4,110
Tasting Notes: The 2018 Paradigm Cabernet Sauvignon has a dark garnet color with aromas of blackberry jam, black cherry, and cassis. Big and rich across the palate, it is delicious. A nice ripe vintage produced a wine with berry and dark cherry pie flavors layered with hints of caramel toast, French oak, spice and depth of flavor. The texture is dense with medium weight, tannins, and oak influence. Flavors persist several minutes after tasting. This is a blockbuster wine that will greatly improve with a few more years in the bottle.
Winemaking Notes: The wine spent 20 months in French oak barrels (50% new and 50% once used) and an additional 24 months in bottle prior to release.
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 .