Duel

2012 Duel Sauvignon Blanc/Viognier

Grown exclusively from Darioush estate vineyards in Southern Napa Valley and Oak Knoll, Duel is the ideal marriage of two dynamic varietals: the deeply satisfying stone fruit and delicate floral aromatics of Viognier with the litheness and lean acidity of Sauvignon Blanc.

  • 750mL
    $30

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Tasting notes

A wildly expressive nose of guava, tart apple, clove and passion fruit introduce this alluring and dynamic blend.

Kaffir lime, kiwi and citrus blossom unfold to an abundant palate of fleshy apricot and lychee, accented by the delightfully crisp acidity of Gravenstein apple and grapefruit. The finish is remarkably long, striking an ideal balance of decadently layered fruits, brilliant acidity and lightly toasted oak.

Composition

70% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Viognier

Cooperage

Aged 6 months in 20% new French oak barrels, Burgundy cooperage

Winemaker

Steve Devitt

Appellation

Darioush Estate Vineyards in Oak Knoll and Mount Veeder

Availability

658 cases