2000 Darioush Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Really smooth textured. Quite elegant as well, with sleek, complex layers of black currant, blackberry, plum, black cherry, herb, chocolate, coffee, spice, toast and a beguiling hint of tar. The wine is incredibly complex and inviting, framed beautifully in velvety tannins. Long and lush on the finish, it’s blended from grapes grown on Mt. Veeder, Atlas Peak and the Napa Valley floor.
Well-oaked, with plenty of espresso and mocha scents, ripe currant, plum and berry and fresh herb and earth nuances. Remarkably complex and concentrated, with a long, rich aftertaste.
This intense Cabernet is from the Mt. Veeder appellation high above the Napa Valley floor. This mountain site, together with the 2000 vintage, which was characterized by a mild summer with cool evening temperatures, resulted in a wine of elegance and restraint. 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, aged in 100% French oak barrels, and bottled without filtration and with minimal handling, this is a pure example of terroir. Impressive with layered blackberry and cassis fruit and a long, explosive finish.