2007 Darioush Signature Merlot * Napa Valley

Rocky, well-drained volcanic soil, a marine influence and the due east sun exposure describes the terroir of our unique Mt. Veeder estate Vineyards planted on the steep hillside balance the ripeness and yield of one of the most vigorous of the Bordeaux varietals—providing the fruit and resulting wine, with great depth, texture and aromatic complexity.

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About This Wine:


Composition:      
100% Merlot
Appellation:  
Darioush Estate Vineyards, Napa Valley, Oak Knoll, Mt. Veeder
Cooperage:  
Aged 24 months in 70% new French oak barrels from Troncais and Allier forests
Winemaker:  
Steve Devitt
Availability:  
1,779 Cases

Tasting Notes:

Savory aromas of cinnamon stick, cacao and smoke box open this expressive mountain Merlot. The palate display ripe flavors of black raspberry and cherry are balanced by hints of toffee and subtle sweet oak. The 2007 Signature Merlot is texturally complex; the earthy core balances moderate tannins, with great depth and concentration of fruit.

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