In the Fall of 2012 we were all thrilled as harvest culminated with a rare and near perfect season. The vintage consisted of ideal growing conditions and excellent quality in fruit harvested and wine made. Particularly the 2012 Petit Verdot, tasted of rich, soft, spicy, black fruits with a deep dark color. The beauty and elegance of this wine was so impressive we could not just use it as a blending wine for our other wines so we considered bottling it on its own. Both Heidi Barrett, our Winemaker, and Mark Fasi, our General Manager, craft all of our wines into blends. At the culmination of blending our 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Zinfandel, Heidi and Mark could not let go of the Petit Verdot. The two crafted a blend of 50% Petit Verdot and 50% Merlot which is now the Paravines. The combination of the perfect vintage and quality of the Petit Verdot resulted in this unique and one of a kind Paradigm blend.