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2016 Darioush Signature Shiraz (Blue Label)

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February 5, 2023 - $52



94The Wine Advocate

...gorgeous scents of crushed black berries, warm plums and Black Forest cake with an undercurrent of cracked black pepper, hoisin, cloves, cinnamon stick and garrigue plus a waft of bacon fat. Medium to full-bodied with a wonderfully velvety texture and tons of spice and black fruit flavors, it has a lovely line of freshness and a very long perfumed finish.

92Wine Spectator

Supple and polished, with richly structured blueberry and raspberry flavors, laced with fresh violet and toasted spice notes. Builds richness toward elegant tannins.

91Wine Enthusiast

With robust tannin structure and ripe, concentrated fruit, this bold wine is defined by leather and black licorice, with a dusty texture of dense blueberry and grilled meat. The power is persistent and forceful in flavor, finishing in black pepper.


United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,


Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.