2004 Darioush Signature Shiraz * Napa Valley

We have always believed that Shiraz has the potential to possess great structure, complexity and age-worthiness while maintaining its inherent spirit of spicy, dark fruit. A robust bouquet of sandalwood, cinnamon spice and dark chocolate give subtle hints to the decadent layers of red and black fruits on the palate in this age-worthy 2004 Signature Shiraz.

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We have always believed that Shiraz has the potential to possess great structure, complexity and age-worthiness while maintaining its inherent spirit of spicy, dark fruit. Our Shiraz fruit is grown on vines cloned from 50% old vine Australian Shiraz and 50% Northern Rhone Syrah vines.

A robust bouquet of sandalwood, cinnamon spice and dark chocolate give subtle hints to the decadent layers of red and black fruits on the palate. A rich mid-palate of crème de cassis and dried orange peel display some intriguing minerality for this varietal. Ripe cherry and blackberries linger into a refined, lengthy finish. Cellar for 5-8 years.

Composition: 100% Shiraz
Appellation: Darioush Estate Vineyards- Napa Valley and Oak Knoll
Cooperage: Aged 18 months in new French oak, Burgundy cooperage
Winemaker: Steve Devitt
Production: 1751 cases
Release Price: $64.00
Vinification:
• Meticulous attention to detail in vineyard and cellar
• Hand-harvested into small 28 lb baskets
• Hand-sorted twice, before and after de-stemming
• Cold soaked for 4 days in small open and closed top fermenters
• Each barrel lot was racked 2-3 times per year for clarity and minimally handled

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