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Paradigm Cabernet Sauvignon
Paradigm Winery
United States - California - Napa Valley

"The 2015 vintage produced delicious concentrated wines in smaller quantity than normal. This black raspberry colored Cabernet has lovely open aromatics of black cherry, berry, and plum layered with a perfect balance of new and used French Oak. Our blend uses several blocks of Cabernet, Merlot, and Cab Franc from our Estate vineyard in Oakville. The effect is one of layered complete flavors and a delicious expression of how beautiful Oakville wine can be. Flavors match the aromas. Tannins are moderate yet add a nice chewy texture and the length goes on several seconds. This is a beautiful wine that will age surely for decades but is delish now." - Heidi Peterson Barrett

Specifications
Appellation
Napa Valley
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc
Vinification
Aged 20 months in French oak (only about a third of that is new oak) and for 20 more months in bottle before release
Production
5,544 (9-liter cases)

Reviews and News

2015 Paradigm Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville - 95 PTS - DECANTER

2015 Paradigm Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville - 95 PTS - DECANTER

decanter logo 250"Owned and managed by the Harris family, Paradigm winery produced its first vintage in 1991 in Oakville with winemaker Heidi Barrett. A self-contained winery estate with 50 acres of vineyards, Paradigm maintains a hands-on approach to all winemaking and vineyard operations. The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon consists of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, and is aged in both new and used French oak for 20 months, then aged a further 20 months in bottle before release. The total production for this vintage was 5,544 bottles. - Dave Allen, Stephen Brook & Terry Kandylis"

- Decanter Magazine (September 17th 2019), 95 pts

 

2014 Paradigm Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville - 94 PTS & Cellar Selection - WE

2014 Paradigm Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville - 94 PTS & Cellar Selection - WE

wine enthusiast 94 pts"Smooth, youthful and concentrated, this wine offers earthy graphite and tobacco around a midpalate of well-developed, lively acidity and fresh black fruit. Tenacious in oak and tannin, it needs time to develop further; enjoy best 2024–2029. - Virginie Boone"

- Wine Enthusiast (November 1st 2018), 94 pts & Cellar Selection

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2014 Paradigm Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville - 91 PTS & Gold Medal - BTI

2014 Paradigm Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville - 91 PTS & Gold Medal - BTI

bti logo"Black ruby color. Aromas of chocolate covered nuts, fresh chrysanthemum, black cassis, and licorice with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a tingling, appealing, medium-long mint tea, ginger-lemon scone, and cacao nibs finish with firm, well-integrated tannins and heavy oak. A well-structured Cabernet with a wide range of dark and mysterious flavors."

- Beverage testing Institute (August 13th 2018), 91 pts

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2013 Paradigm Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville - 95 PTS & Cellar Selection - WE

2013 Paradigm Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville - 95 PTS & Cellar Selection - WE

wine enthusiast 95 pts"Silky, structured and subdued, this wine shines in black pepper, leather and tobacco, with a dash of underlying dark chocolate. More savory than fruit forward, it has lively acidity and integrated oak and plenty of structure for aging. Enjoy best 2020 through 2023. - Virginie Boone"

- Wine Enthusiast (November 1st 2018), 95 pts & Cellar Selection

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2013 Paradigm Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville - 93 PTS & Gold Medal - BTI

2013 Paradigm Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville - 93 PTS & Gold Medal - BTI

bti logo"Black garnet color. Aromas of crushed berries in chocolate genache, dried figs and dates, heather, and honey with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a peppery, elegant, long rosemary, orange zest, mulling spices, and black tea finish with chewy tannins and heavy oak. A bold and balanced, slightly herbal Cabernet Sauvignon for steaks now or after a cellaring."

- Beverage testing Institute (August 13th 2018), 93 pts

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2008 Paradigm Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville - 92 PTS - WS Insider

2008 Paradigm Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville - 92 PTS - WS Insider

Wine Spectator 92 Pts"A graceful expression of Cabernet, this is pure, rich and elegant, with spicy black cherry and plum flavors, lively acidity and firm, fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2022.-J.L."

Wine Spectator's Insider (September 5th 2012), 92 pts

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Producer Information: Paradigm Winery

Ren and Marilyn Harris founded Paradigm, a sustainably farmed vineyard and winery in the Oakville District of California’s Napa Valley, in 1976. Paradigm has extraordinarily deep roots in the region; ...
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