Duckhorn, Paraduxx, Z Blend, Napa Valley, California 2009

The aromas are complex and inviting, with lifted red fruit elements of raspberry and plum, as well as deeper bramble fruit notes and layers of vanilla, cream, nutmeg and cinnamon. A smooth, rich entry leads to sweet plum and lingering spice notes, with hints of cedar and clove. The wine’s lush texture is supported by resolved tannins that lead to a full, ripe finish. 62% Zinfandel, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot.  $86