Signature Series

2015 Signature Merlot, Napa Valley

Aromatic complexity and typicity is the 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.

  • 750 mL
    $58

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Tasting notes

“Rich, with good cut to the lively blend of dried red fruit and cedar flavors. The minerally finish features hints of dried green herbs and spice." | Wine Spectator, November 2018 | Rated 91

A classic expression of Merlot, the 2015 shows remarkable depth and concentration in its youth, a merit of this shy-bearing vintage. Impressive in its amplitude, polish, and finesse, 2015 Signature Merlot’s supple mouthfeel shows layers of juicy black and blueberry joined with dense savory and spice elements which gain depth and linger on the palate. Cola and dusty mocha are complemented by layers of white pepper, anise, and vanilla bean; while underlying firm, fine-grained tannins reveal its textural polish and capacity for longer term aging.

Composition

94% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Malbec

Cooperage

Aged 20 months in 70% new Chateau Traditional French oak barrels.

Winemaker

Steve Devitt

Appellation

Darioush Estate Vineyards in the Napa Valley & Oak Knoll AVA, Sage Vineyard – Mount Veeder

Availability

1329 cases