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Rector Creek Vineyard

2017 Red Blend
Napa Valley
Release Date February 2020
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, classic red wine blend

  • Sourced exclusively from Paraduxx's renowned Rector Creek estate vineyard

  • The resulting wine strikes an artful and harmonious balance between power and complexity

Don LaBorde

Don LaBorde, Winemaker

As the winemaker for Paraduxx, Don is committed to the idea that the Napa Valley is capable of producing exceptional contemporary blends that showcase a uniquely Californian personality. Don combines his mastery of multiple grape varieties, winemaking experience spanning two continents, and a love of blending to make wines acclaimed for their stature and sophistication.
Country Born
United States
Winery Experience
10-15 years
Charles Sturt University, Australia - Wine Science

Don gained an international perspective on winemaking by earning his wine science degree from Australia's Charles Sturt University- one of the world's most respected viticulture and enology schools. At Charles Sturt, Don was selected for the prestigious assistant research winemaker position at Australia's National Wine and Grape Industry Center, where he honed his skills with multiple grape varieties.

Don's experience includes Napa Valley's Trefethen Family Vineyards, where Don was the enologist. Working with Trefethen's Bordeaux varieties, Don developed a barrel-by-barrel approach to blending. Don further refined his approach to blending when he became the assistant winemaker at Francis Coppola Winery, in 2008, where he supervised winemaking activities at multiple facilities. Then in 2011, Don joined Duckhorn Wine Company as the associate winemaker for Sonoma County, overseeing Decoy. In 2014, in recognition of his skill as a winemaker, and his masterful blending ability, Don was named the winemaker for Paraduxx.