2016 Paramount Red Blend
Composition: 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot
Appellation: Napa Valley
Cooperage: 20 months in 44% new French oak barrels
Cellaring: Current releases are great now, but will mature beautifully over the next 10-15 years.
Cases Produced: 1210
Tasting Notes: Beautiful notes of dark raspberry, ripe cherry, dried figs, molasses and fresh-brewed coffee abound on the nose. A balanced, medium bodied wine dances between juicy fruit flavors and hints of savory baking spice. The palate boasts red plum, black cherry, dark cacao and vanilla, which are complemented on the back by notes of chicory, cherry spice and dried sage. Moderate alcohol, bright acidity and silky, upfront tannins help to frame a long-lasting finish.