Late Harvest Shahpar
2012 Duel Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon
Grown from two designated blocks on the Darioush estate in Napa Valley and Oak Knoll, Duel is an ideal marriage of two distinguished varietals: the deeply satisfying fruit and earthy minerality of Cabernet Sauvignon and the zesty spice and fresh berry fruits inherent in Darioush Shiraz.
Higher portions of Shiraz lends bright, plush fruits with a spicy complexity and finesse to the 2012 Duel.
The wine opens with succulent red fruits— raspberry and plum, balanced by subtle notes of dark espresso and bittersweet chocolate. A familiar thread of allspice, cinnamon and cardamom weaves through the palate and prolongs the finish.