2021 Red Table Wine
Founded by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn in 1994, Paraduxx is the only Napa Valley winery devoted exclusively to making Napa Valley blends. Though taking inspiration from the great red blends of the world, we are also committed to making wines that reflect the character and charm of Napa Valley. Our wines are made to appeal to the modern palate and have established a reputation for bold, expressive character and food-friendly sophistication. Sourced from our estate vineyard, Rector Creek is a 35-acre ranch that surrounds the Paraduxx winery. The site is located on the outwash of the old Rector Creek with rocky and well-drained soils. These stony soils generate wines with great structure that will age very well. Your exclusive Premiere Napa Valley blend is ripe, robust and compelling, but also impeccably balanced with beautiful depth and complexity.
Cardiff Scott-Robinson grew up on a five-acre horse ranch in Winters, California, where he developed a deep love of the land. After graduating from Sonoma State University with a wine-industry-focused degree in business marketing and management, Cardiff began his career at Harvest Moon Winery, before joining the Duckhorn Portfolio team in 2006. Cardiff spent the next two years focusing on marketing and hospitality, he quickly kindled a passion for winemaking. Eager to gain hands-on experience, Cardiff then traveled to the southern hemisphere to work a harvest at New Zealand’s CJ Pask Winery before returning to the Napa Valley to work at renowned Lewis Cellars.
In 2009, Cardiff rejoined the Duckhorn Portfolio as a member of the winemaking team. He quickly established himself as a rising star and was promoted from the cellar to Paraduxx associate winemaker. Mentored by Paraduxx winemakers, David Marchesi, and Don LaBorde, Cardiff learned the Paraduxx style from the ground up. “As a member of the Duckhorn Portfolio team, I have been fortunate to learn my craft from some of the finest winemakers in America, including Duckhorn Vineyards Winemaker Renée Ary,” says Cardiff. “Our approach to winemaking is exacting, but we also believe in the value of innovation and exploration. While Paraduxx takes inspiration from the great blends of the world, there is an essential Napa Valley-ness to our contemporary blends that makes them uniquely our own.”
Country born: United States
Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years
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