Range: 1 to 9 (9 is best, 5 is average)
Hidden away from the main road, friendly staff and adorable dogs. Cabernet, Cab Franc, Merlot, and Zinfandel
I first discovered some half-bottles of Paradigm Cabernet Sauvignon back in 2007 and was impressed with their wonderful, structured, balanced, and delicious 2003 vintage. But, it wasn’t until three years later that I would actually visit the winery at the south edge of Oakville. The first time you visit Paradigm, the winery will be difficult to find, no matter how well you have prepared (unless you use GPS). Dwyer Lane, which is home to Paradigm winery, comes and goes in a flash as you speed up Highway 29 from Yountville. On my second visit, I remember processing the road sign in the back of my mind about a quarter-mile beyond the turn when it dawned on me that I had missed it. That taught me well and now I know precisely what to look for and when to prepare for my turn. Of course, some of Napa Valley’s best jewels are hidden from the main road and worth the extra effort to find them.
|The entry to Paradigm Winery|
|Inside the Paradigm Winery tasting room|
Based on this experience, I would rate the winery as a 4 and the wines offered as a 7. This has been consistent as long as I have been visiting Paradigm Winery.