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2009 Darioush Red Blends or Varietals "Duel"

Darioush 2009 Duel

Winery: Darioush

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Duel"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 65% Shiraz & 35% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $55

Cases produced: 986

KWG Score: 89 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: May 8, 2013

Wine Review: This midnight blue colored red blend opens with an oak infused cherry cola like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, well balanced, and very smooth. The flavor profile is a black cherry and mild oak blend with notes of black pepper and blackberry. I also detected hints of black licorice. The finish is dry and its mild dusty tannins show nice length and drift away slowly. This wine would be perfect with a well-marbled ribeye. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Ushered in by a potpourri of spices and vibrant, dark fruits – it's no surprise that 2009 Duel is the first vintage to feature Shiraz as the predominant element of the final blend. Look for juicy black cherries and boysenberries balanced by earthy, cinnamon and allspice notes.

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