Duel

2016 Duel Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon

Duel is the idyllic marriage of two distinguished varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. This unique blend seeks to harmonize the deeply satisfying fruit and earthy minerality of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz’s vibrant berry plushness and exotic spice. Each offering of Duel varies in blend proportions, and seeks to achieve balance, and conjure oneness from bright and dark elements alike.

  • 750 mL
    $60

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Tasting notes

With remarkably lush and generous fruit, 2016 Duel opens with crushed blackberries, currants and crème de cassis accented by notes of graphite and licorice.

While dense and full-bodied on the palate, the wine delivers its trademark earthiness and spice with notes of acacia wood, black peppercorn and dried herbs lifting from the glass. Neatly framed, and with plenty firm, ripe tannins on offer– 2016 Duel’s energetic profile will continue to excite for several years to come.

Composition

60% Shiraz, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon

Cooperage

Aged 20 months in 50% new French oak barrels

Winemaker

Steve Devitt

Appellation

Darioush Estate Vineyards in Napa Valley and Oak Knoll

Availability

1,300 cases