Signature Series

2014 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.

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Tasting notes

2014 Signature Merlot’s powerful stance is asserted on the palate – a tangle of wild red and black fruits reveal a deeply satisfying and supple mouthfeel accented by an earthy core of graphite, mocha dust and cinnamon.

Intense, alluring aromas of lavender, blackberry compote and red plum suggest its mountainside origins. While rich and round at its core, the wine exhibits a measure of restraint with firm yet fine tannins suggestive of longer term aging.

Composition

84% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot

Cooperage

Aged 20 months in 75% new French and Hungarian François Frères French oak barrels

Winemaker

Steve Devitt

Appellation

Darioush Estate Vineyard in Napa Valley, Oak Knoll and Mount Veeder

Availability

2,580 cases