Signature Series

2018 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

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Tasting notes

A nod to the long, even-keeled growing season on our high-elevation Sage Vineyard atop Mount Veeder, 2018 Signature Merlot displays the concentration and finesse of a classic mountain-grown Merlot.

Aromatically complex with licorice, violets, dusty cocoa, and fine leather, the flavors move from dense black cherry and currant fruits, refreshed with a blood orange-like acidity to savory herb, forest, and bergamot notes. The wine finishes powerful and polished, with rich plummy fruit and freshly baked pie crust, and will develop further complexity with aging.

Composition

100% Merlot

Cooperage

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

Winemaker

Hope Goldie

Appellation

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

Availability

2,800 cases