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2009 Darioush Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Signature"

Darioush 2009 Shiraz

Winery: Darioush

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Signature"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Shiraz

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $74

Cases produced: 1,276

KWG Score: 91 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: January 22, 2013

Wine Review: This opaque and dark purple colored Shiraz opens with a fragrant blackberry bouquet with hints of pencil shavings, menthol, and vanilla oak. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, and rich. The flavor profile is an extracted blackberry with notes of anise. We also detected hints of oak, minerality, and spice. The finish is quite dry and its dusty tannins are very sticky. The panel suggested pairing this wine with a Bison burger or a ribeye with blue cheese. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: A deep inky-purple color and sumptuous aromas of black fruits, exotic spices and earth introduce the 2009 Signature Shiraz as a purely seductive and profoundly unique offering. More serious than prior vintages, this wines dense and texturally complex nature is reminiscent of a young, ripe Cote-Rotie — offering up flavors of black licorice, blueberry and earthy-sumac spice alongside camphor and bittersweet cocoa. The noble tannins are ripe, rich and granular, promising poise and complexity over time. A long, persistent finish unveils enticing notes of dried orange peel, pain grille and white pepper.

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