Thursday, February 2, 2012

Quickie Review: ****+ $$$$ Duckhorn Paraduxx C Blend, Napa Valley, California, 2009

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About quickie reviews: "Quickie reviews" are made on the run, typically at large wine tastings, where the opportunity to settle in with a wine is limited.  Our typical reviews carry more depth.  Nonetheless, key elements on the nose or palate are indicated, along with Spirit of Wine rating.

Quickie tasting notes:  This is Duckhorn Paraduxx C Blend, Napa Valley, California, 2009.  The "C" means a cabernet-dominated blend.  This shows full, bold, black berries on the nose.   The palate is solid, bold, full and sweet with a lasting finish. 
 
Overall: Rates four stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, with a plus for its strong, even-handed balance.


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