Duel

2017 Duel Shiraz/Petit Verdot

Duel is an experimental winemaking endeavor dedicated to the belief that unexpected blends can be more compelling than solitary pursuits. The 2017 vintage is a first-time blend that harmonizes the inherently dark fruit and exotic spice of Shiraz with the satisfying freshness and fruit density of Petit Verdot. Each offering of Duel varies in composition, to highlight the vintage’s intensity and conjure oneness from dark and bright elements alike.

  • 750 mL
    $62

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Tasting notes

Tantalizing aromas of lilac, lavender and savory blackberry jam make way for this exceptionally fruited, full-bodied wine experience.

On entry, plush flavors of black cherry, plum and crème de cassis are steadied by licorice and dried herb notes. This multi-dimensional wine exhibits layer upon layer of saturated dark fruits, earth, and spice. A youthful blend, framed by ripe tannins, 2017 Duel promises to impress for several years to come.

Composition

65% Shiraz, 35% Petit Verdot

Cooperage

Aged 20 months in 50% new French oak barrels

Winemaker

Steve Devitt

Appellation

Darioush Estate Vineyards in Napa Valley and Oak Knoll

Availability

988 cases