Sage Vineyard Series
Late Harvest Shahpar
2013 Signature Merlot, Napa Valley
Aromatic complexity and typicity is a hallmark of Darioush Signature Merlot. Our meticulous vineyard practices, the unique microclimates and soils from our Southern Napa Valley vineyards atop Mount Veeder and on the Valley floor naturally restrict, concentrate and carefully ripen this noble Bordeaux variety to coax a plush yet focused wine.
“The 2013s are bigger, richer and denser….2013 Merlot offers up roasted coffee, chocolate and mocha in a medium to full-bodied, dense and concentrated style.”
Robert Parker Wine Advocate | Rated 90
Alluring fragrances of lavender, plum and incense introduce the sleek and statured 2013 Signature Merlot. A juicy core of black cherry, blackberry liqueur, dried raspberry and anise are framed by earth-laden notes of cola bean, graphite and pipe tobacco. Hints of cocoa dust, cinnamon and ground espresso caress the finish. Lent by a significant contribution of mountain-side fruit, its structure and remarkable finely knit, ripe tannins reveal the age-worthiness of this elegant Merlot from a superlative vintage.