Sunday, March 11, 2012

Darioush Napa Valley Signature Shiraz 2008 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:

Rich wild berries with cocoa and charcoal notes on the nose

Full bodied on the palate

Heavy tannins, dark berries and subtle notes of clove and pepper


My tasting notes finished with: nice, rich, stylish, and sturdy. Darioush is known for its big, bold Cabernets which I've had a number of times. This was my first opportunity to sample the Shiraz. I was impressed how stylish this wine is rather than simply an attempt at a highly extracted red. It should cellar well, too. At $68, it's no steal but it tastes great. Raise a glass!

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