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2002 Darioush Cabernet Sauvignon Signature Napa Valley
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Great wine
05/23/2005
by Breen11260626
Tasted in London at the London Wine Trade Fair 2005. This wine is made in very limited production and represents decent value in my opinion. I tasted it next to superstars such as Mondovi Cab Sauv. Reserve 2000, Heitz Cab Sauv. 1999, and Cain Five 2001, and the Darioush 2002 showed remarkably well. An opulent wine of clear character and class. It is drinking remarkably well right now, displaying concentrated black fruits (cassis, and mulberry) as well as a certain smokey character on the nose. A sweet, highly extracted, classic California red, of high alcohol and good tannic structure. Will only get better with a few years in the bottle and will last more than ten.

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Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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