Friday, July 26, 2013

Darioush Napa Valley 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon

Darioush Napa Valley 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, $74.69-$82.99, 95+ points, appears Bordeaux-like, having a crushed black berry and black currant red trending purple color touching the glass rim clear.
Upon uncorking, a beautiful blackberry aroma wafted-out of the bottle, but quickly settled down; in the glass it presented interesting red cherry, coriander, and cardamom notes.
Full bodied without any heaviness; having a mouth watering acidity which was crisp without being harsh at all (Dry Red-Wine). Tenacious tannins are still tight yet trained (disciplined):)
Flavors of cedar, blackberry, blueberry, licorice, menthol, dried herbs, and coffee notes lead toward a long mouth coating finish with restrained white pepper and mint.
Darioush Napa Valley 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon now has claims on being one of the best Cali-red-wines I've yet tasted, and once again I have to thank Paula Doucette for pointing me toward buying this one.
The Bordeaux styled varietals are 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec.


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  1. That's a good price on this wine. I think this used to be mailing list from the winery only, and back then, it was $120+. Times have changed...

    1. John, this wine is worth every penny in my humble opinion! I just bought the 2009 for $68.04, but it retails here for $89.99! I sure hope the 2009 is as good as the 2007 which is pretty amazing.

  2. Yeah, my buddy loves this wine, though I've never tried it. 2009 was great in Napa so I think you're risking little here.

    1. John, I haven't had a chance to research the 2009, but if a "buddy" of yours likes this wine I'm sure that I'm in good company:)
      John,as far Napa vintages are concerned, I think it was you that said: "vineyard over vintage", and I've been following that more so with Cali wines than any other.
      Thx for the comments,