Caravan

2013 Caravan

Caravan shares the pedigree of Darioush’s Signature wines, but displays more ripe, saturated fruit with an elegantly textured finish. Anchored in Cabernet Sauvignon with lesser amounts of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and/or Malbec added for depth and complexity of flavor.

  • 750 mL
    $52

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Tasting notes

"This hearty full-bodied red is impressive in its smoky char and herbal kick—elements that ride along a thickness of tannin and black-fruit concentration."

Wine Enthusiast Magazine | Rated 90

Round, supple and sleek – all are traits of Caravan Cabernet Sauvignon, and the exemplary 2013 vintage is no exception. The wine opens with decadent top notes of chocolate coated cherries, fig and black currants. On the palate, ripe red fruits, cherry liqueur and plum are balanced by firm tannins and hints of spice – cinnamon and vanilla. This is a substantial wine, built to age, yet equally enjoyable in its youth.

Composition

76% Cabernet Sauvignon,16% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 4% Malbec

Cooperage

Aged 22 months in 70% new French & European oak, medium toast Bordeaux barrels

Winemaker

Steve Devitt

Appellation

Napa Valley

Availability

9,408