New release of Heid Barrett's Paradigm Oakville Cabernet!
Heidi Barrett is well-known as the original winemaker for Screaming Eagle, but Paradigm is her secret sleeper from Oakville in Napa Valley. The brilliant new Paradigm 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is gorgeous now, but the patient may see it rival the wonderful 1999 Paradigm as this winery's best Cab ever.
95 Points Decanter: "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."
Winemaker Tasting Notes: "The 2019 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."
New release of Heidi Barrett's Rare Paradigm Rosé! Perfect for summer sipping. An exclusive.
"Our 2022 Paradigm Rosé is made of 100% Merlot grapes from our Oakville Estate. The color is a beautiful pale salmon pink. The aromatics are clean and fresh of strawberries, honeysuckle, and pink grapefruit. Crisp acidity and flavors that match the aromas carry the wine across the palate. Refreshing and easy to drink, this wine is very enjoyable." -Heidi Barrett
New release of Heid Barrett's Paradigm Merlot Napa Valley!
Heidi Barrett is well-known as the winemaker for Screaming Eagle, but Paradigm is her secret sleeper label from Oakville in Napa Valley. Wonderful Merlot from the heart of Napa Valley. Only 830 cases made.
Heidi Barrett: "A Beautiful deep ruby red color with an enticing aroma profile that is wide open and exciting. Layers of ripe Merlot plum-like fruit with almost sweet aromas of toast, French Oak, caramel corn, and cardamom spice. Broad, silky, and mouth coating this is one of our best Merlot’s to date. It has soft balance but still lively with a long flavor profile. Tannins are refined and easy on the palate. This is a delicious Merlot immensely enjoyable upon release but will prove to be age worthy as well."
New release of the rare Cabernet Franc release from Paradigm Winery and winemaker Heid Barrett.
Heidi Barrett is well-known as the original winemaker for Screaming Eagle, but Paradigm is her secret sleeper from Oakville in Napa Valley. Known for their Cabernet Sauvignon, Heidi makes a small amount of Cabernet Franc that usualy disappears in a flash. The brilliant new Paradigm Cabernet Franc Napa Valley is gorgeous now, but the patient can also revisit in another 10 years of you can wait that long.
Winemaker Tasting Notes: The 2019 Paradigm Cabernet Franc is 95% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Dark color and aromas of ripe blueberries, tea, and cedar. Flavors match the aromas in this soft mouthfeel and very light tannin structured Cabernet Franc. Fans of this varietal will find it true to type and a good example of what Cabernet Franc can be. Palate is forward in weight with a lush mouthcoating mid-palate. Heidi Barrett – Winemaker