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
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 Heid Barrett's Paradigm Napa Valley! Rare MAGNUM (1.5L) bottles.
Heidi Barrett is well-known as the winemaker for Screaming Eagle, but Paradigm is her secret sleeper from Oakville in Napa Valley. This brilliant Paradigm 2017 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.
Wine Spectator: "Notably complex and complete, with a mix of sweet, ripe currant, black cherry and plum accented by ample vanilla bean and mocha-scented oak. The tannins are firm, ripe and well-integrated, giving it an elegant mouthfeel."
A Brix26 Exclusive!
Paradigm is one of our favorite Napa Valley Cabernets, still made by former Screaming Eagle winemaker Heidi Barrett. The Paradigm 2017 Cabernet presents beautifully in these exclusive wood gift boxes with logo. The perfect gift for the wine lover or collector on your list!