Friday, March 31, 2006

Darioush Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 Wine Review (NW)

Huge nose of blackberries and vanilla cream
Rich, concentrated core with notes of anise
Vanilla custard, white chocolate, and oak finish with moderate chewy tannins

For the featured wine with dinner, PB unlocked his library selection in the cellar and emerged with this beauty. It's a terrific wine; amazingly full-bodied and rich. With a huge nose and concentrated core, it shows a lot of plush and luxurious layers. Everyone at the table was enchanted, and the bottle went dry in a hurry.

For $65, this wine is a special treat. It carries a price tag similar to other Napa Valley Cabs of this quality. And the bottle...this is the most substantial 750mL bottle I've ever seen. If you spot this in a store, pick it up and you'll see what I mean. Then raise a glass!

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