Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Paraduxx Winery, Napa Valley and WineShop at Home
During my visit to Napa this past weekend fI had the opportunity to spend 2 afternoons doing one of my favorite things ... wine tasting!!
One of my favorite experiences this year was the tasting at Paraduxx, along the "less travelled" Silverado Trail. We were escorted to a "seated tasting" outdoors in a beautiful garden...very serene and peaceful. The setting was only surpassed by the wine itself. We were served 4 wines (in Reidel glassware, no less) along with a plate of tasting foods to pair with the wines. My two favorites were the 2004 Paraduxx Napa Valley Red Wine and the 2006 lateral blend. I love the spices of Zinfandel - and this wine with 65% of this grape is exceptionally smooth with just the right layers of spice. We did not want to leave --- but we had 3 more stops to go, so off we went. Be sure to treat yourself to this winery when you want the true Napa Valley experience.