Paraduxx Napa Valley 2009 Z Blend Red Wine, $23.79-$49.99, 92 points, appeared just shy of Cabernet purple/red trending Tannat black toward a leggy glass wall with a thin transparent ring.
Very aromatic with copious cooking spices, black fruit (especially cherry), and just a hint of violets.
The medium-plus body of good acidity began with a mellow juicy mouth-feel, but magically torqued-up late-palate with bright and zesty wild blackberry. Subtle flavor notes of tobacco and coffee give a sense of roundness, and the long finish of noticeable tannin, white pepper, alcohol, and Cholula, gave good climax.
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