Signature Series

2020 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.


Releases to First Offering Members in February 2023

  • $74 per bottle | Available via First Offering Membership

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Tasting notes

Soft, supple, and concentrated on the palate, 2020 Signature Merlot exhibits remarkable energy and focus.

A luscious medley of red and black fruits rises from the glass, while secondary notes of black licorice, tilled earth, and baking spices add intrigue. On the palate, dark Rainier cherry, Mission fig and plum flavors mingle with spicy pipe tobacco, cacao, and freshly ground espresso. This is an exceptional example of mountain-grown Merlot— a study in complexity, seamlessness, and poise.

Composition

95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

Cooperage

Aged 22 months in 75% new French oak barrels

Winemaker

Hope Goldie

Appellation

Darioush Vineyards in Oak Knoll and Mount Veeder

Availability

500 cases