Late Harvest Shahpar
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.
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.