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2009 Darioush Cabernet Sauvignon "Signature"

Darioush 2009 Signature Cabernet

Winery: Darioush

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Signature"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 7% Malbec, & 5% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $95

Cases produced: 8,636

KWG Score: 92 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: December 9, 2012

Wine Review: This opaque and onyx colored Cabernet from Darioush finished in third place in our Big Blind Tasting of high end red wines. It opens with a moderate cherry coke bouquet with hints of menthol and toasted oak. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, round, and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a black cherry and plum blend with notes of old oak and coffee. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins build up and show very nice length. The panel suggested pairing this gem with beef wellington or prime rib. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The saturated flavors and textural quality of the 2009 vintage are a direct result of an idyllic, moderate growing season, enabling Darioush's "signature" combination of finesse and concentration. Vivid flavors of licorice, black cherry and mocha are wrapped in a sleek, savory package of sage and French lavender. Succulent, fully-developed tannins support a long finish with a lifted, fruit quality we can only describe as energetic and age-worthy.

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