2001 Darioush Library Red Wine * Napa Valley

Inspired by the wines of Pomerol and St. Emillion in Bordeaux France, where wines are made primarily of Merlot and Cabernet Franc varieties accompanied by a structural component, Cabernet Sauvignon. Available exclusively at Darioush, the Red Table Wine exemplifies the character of these wines as each component compliments the other creating spicy aromatic blend with a rich, concentrated mid palette that opens beautifully to reveal dark fruits, luscious cassis, and hints of anise. 900 cases produced.

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Release Date: Winter 2004
The 2000 Growing Season: The 2001 harvest was early, lighter in quantity and of very high quality. These lower yields and the long even growing season allowed the fruit to gain more concentrated flavors. The cool fall weather that followed helped the grapes develop balanced flavors and full varietal maturity.
Vineyard Location:

Mt. Veeder Appellation, Atlas Peak
Darioush Estate Vineyard, Oakville

Varietal Composition:

64% Cabernet Sauvignon
32% Merlot
4% Cabernet Franc

Brix @ Harvest: 25.5░
Alcohol: 14.5%
Cooperage: 100% French Oak - Allier & Tronšais - Medium Toast
Vinification: Small lot, destemming, with 30% whole berry. Cold soaked for 36-48 hours. Pumped over through fermentation for color and tannin integration. Pressed at dryness with fractions kept separate. Racked into barrels after 48 hours of settling. Barrel to barrel racking twice through aging. Bottled without filtration.
Winemaker's Comments: The 2001 Library Red Wine is a proprietary red blend based primarily on the classic Bordeaux varietals with a focus on Cabernet Sauvignon. A spicy aromatic blend with a rich, concentrated mid palette that opens beautifully to reveal dark fruits, luscious cassis, hints of anise and then finishing with deep espresso and chocolate notes.

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