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
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