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

Summary:

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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