2016 Paradigm Merlot, Oakville, Napa Valley


Ren & Marilyn Harris are among the dwindling handful of Napa Valley vintners who can legitimately call themselves pioneers in the area. Their wines are steadfast and true, impervious to trend and always delicious. This is a plush wine, at least initially, with understated acidity and the dark floral aromatics that differentiate the few great Napa merlots from the scads of mediocre ones.

As featured in our Merlot Survey Zoom session.