Duel

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.

  • 750mL
    $55

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Tasting notes

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.

Composition

65% Shiraz, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon

Cooperage

Aged 20 months in 50% new French oak barrels

Winemaker

Steve Devitt

Appellation

Darioush Estate Vineyards in Napa Valley and Oak Knoll

Availability

1800 cases