76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot. Aged 18 months in 100% French oak barrels from selected artisan coopers.
Winemaking Team Notes: "The 2019 Au Paradis (o par-a-dee) is located in the heart of the Oakville AVA’s famed 'red dirt' in Napa Valley, Au Paradis is situated exactly where its name translates, 'In Heaven.' Planted in the foothills on the eastside of the valley’s raised, gently sloping plateau, the Bordeaux varietals develop into a classic style with silky tannins and deep red fruit.
The 2019 'Au Paradis' appears near-black to ruby in color with perfumed aromas of red rose and distinct black currant and cassis. Equally, the flavor delivers dark fruit reminiscent of plum and crème de cassis aside bright and savory notes of raspberry, rose petal, and graphite. Well-rounded on the palate, showing refinement with complexity and the hallmark aromas and flavors characteristic of the acclaimed iron-rich, red dirt soils of Oakville. Approachable now, the wine will reward five years of cellaring and will continue to age gracefully for two decades or more.
Critic Tasting Notes: "Hailing from Oakville, the 2019 Au Paradis is nuanced, with ripe redcurrant, fresh tobacco, and sweet baking spice. The palate is fully dry and has lift through its dark fruited profile. The midpalate is flush with roses and ripe red plum, giving way to a well-balanced, tannic structure. Drink 2024-2044." - Jeb Dunnuck, 97 pts