2008 Darioush Signature Shiraz * Napa Valley

Crafted to balance the fruit complexity, structure and age-worthiness of this ancient varietal, Darioush Signature Shiraz continues to demonstrate the remarkable potential of our cool vineyard site in Southern Napa Valley. Grown from a combination of both old-vine Australian Shiraz and Northern Rhone clones, the finished wine stays true to its inherently spicy and seductive spirit.

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100% Shiraz
Darioush Estate Vineyards in Napa Valley and Oak Knoll
Aged 18 months in new Siruge, Damy and François Frères French Oak barrels
Steve Devitt
1,372 cases

Tasting Notes:

Alluring aromas of blueberry, dried orange peel and crème de menthe introduce this bold and seductive 2008 Signature Shiraz. The warm,low-yielding vintage encouraged ripe and rich dark fruit flavors, reminiscent of boysenberry pie, balanced by earthy notes of bittersweet cocoa, coffee and tobacco. A fine tannin structure and exceptionally long finish reveals lovely notes of sweet clove, vanilla,cedar and spice.

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