Duel

2018 Duel Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz

Duel is the idyllic marriage of two distinguished varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. This unique blend varies year to year, seeking to harmonize the deep satisfying fruit and earthy minerality of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz’s vibrance, plushness, and exotic spices. Duel is a wine with style, soul, and substance.

  • 750 mL
    $65

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Tasting notes

Crushed blackberry, fig, and crème de cassis feature prominently, with notions of graphite and licorice, throughout this remarkably lush and generous blend.

Shiraz adds its trademark allspice, pepper, and incense as well as an enchanting, exotic smokiness to the 2018 Duel’s lush and generous fruit. The tannins are ripe, firm, and complement the wine’s density of flavor— an attractive combination that will continue to excite and reward enthusiasts for several years to come.

Composition

70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Shiraz

Cooperage

Aged 20 months in 50% new French oak barrels

Winemaker

Hope Goldie

Appellation

Darioush Estate Vineyards in Napa Valley and Oak Knoll

Availability

1900 cases