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2005 Darioush Cabernet Sauvignon "Napa Signature"

Darioush 2005 Napa Signature Cabernet

Winery: Darioush

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Signature"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, & 2% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $80

Cases produced: 9,715

KWG Score: 93.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: December 30, 2008

Wine Review: We recently enjoyed this wine with colleagues at Longfellows Wayside Inn in Sudbury, Ma. As readers know, we were big fans of the 2004 Cab and have recommended this wine since 2002. This vintage opens with a very inviting blackberry bouquet. On the palate, this medium bodied Cab was very approachable and smooth. It had wonderful black cherry flavors that had our guests yearning for more. As a result, we ordered a second bottle in lieu of ordering something else. That is always a great reflection of the quality of the wine. It went perfectly with my NY Strip steak. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Enticing aromas of vanilla bean, blackberry and crème de cassis introduce this bold, yet harmonious wine. A rich and well-focused palate is endowed with layered flavors of wild black cherry, plum and espresso. An elegant and generous finish is accented by delicate hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and spice box.

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