PARADIGM 'OAKVILLE' CABERNET SAUVIGNON, CALIFORNIA 2017
Varietals: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, and 2% Cabernet Franc
Region: Oakville, Napa, California
Tastes Like: This wine is deeply pigmented with ruby/garnet color. First sniff is Oakville Cabernet all the way. Nice layers of ripe berry and cherry-like 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.
What the Pros Say: Wine Spectator - 95 Points: " Another masterpiece from winemaker Heidi Barrett: Loaded with nuance and finesse, it deserves three or four years in the cellar."