2011 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
1,350 cases

Tasting Notes:

A recent string of cooler-than-average vintages in Napa Valley has yielded Shiraz with tremendous concentration, a refreshingly restrained fruit component, layers of exotic spice and a spirit that collectors of intriguing wines wish for. Juicy blackberry and cola, expressive notes of saddle leather and black tea with aromatic notes of dried orange peel and cinnamon. Firm, age-worthy, and decantable for hours, the finish is long and persistent, with exquisite hints of bittersweet cocoa and licorice. 

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