Caravan Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

On this day Saturday I have opened the 2016 Darioush Caravan from Napa Valley. A Bordeaux blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot.

The nose is very expressive with notes of black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, cedar, vanilla, creamy chocolate and a rich dark soil.

The palate reveals ripe decadent fruit of dark cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, green bell pepper, vanilla, spice, cinnamon and a nice earthiness.

This wine is a beautiful full bodied wine with a supple mouth feel, medium + acidity and medium + firm gripping tannins that move effortlessly into a long spicy fruit finish. What a wonderful relaxing experience from a wonderful producer. Always enjoy the weekend with a quality wine. Have a great rest of your weekend and stay safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 2 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Nice pull 👍


Shahpar Late Harvest Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2012

The honey and light citrus redeem the desserty sweetness. It is what it’s supposed to be, an elegant after dinner drink. — a month ago


Napa Valley Cabernet Franc 2016

I’d been warned this was going to be an oak bomb and...nope. There’s oak but it isn’t, say, Guigal levels. And if there were a human oak detector equivalent of, well, bomb-sniffing dogs, that’s me. There are pleasant vanilla things going on with this. It tastes like expensive winemaking—focused voluptuous tannins, ripe fruit in a myriad of colors, earth that certain was trod by royalty and CEOs and...this is luxurious cab franc I would not know was in fact cab f but...do I care? Not right now, no. I’m enjoying my wine that is not an oak bomb. It simply is bomb. — 2 months ago

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Fine description Ellen 👍


Signature Napa Valley Merlot 2013

At least 2 hours in decanter required at this point, but oh so worth it! My favorite Merlot by far. — 9 days ago


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Before we had many tiers we had one. Signature. The best. — 8 days ago


Darius II Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

11 years old, and I think this one is showing its age nicely. I don't think the nose is either older or younger than the palate but there is definitely a lot there!!! Entry with blackberry, baking chocolate, graphite and some herb. Still has some astringency at the finish, so I think the best days of this wine are still ahead of it. Went well with wasabi peanuts as the heat on the wasabi brought out a bloody iodine character. A full-bodied classic Napa Cabernet! Definitely a well-made wine with great structure and still with incredible potential, and my thanks to Joe for opening! — 2 months ago

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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Fantastic Cab, sage, mint, cherry and cranberry. Slightly acidic given its young age. Decanted for about an hour, will definitely shelf for 5 years if I get more. — 15 days ago


Signature Napa Valley Malbec 2015

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Signature Napa Valley Shiraz 2015

Dark inky color with a big rich dark fruit bouquet. Big thick and almost creamy blackberries and plums and anise upfront then a burst into a dry finish. — 2 months ago


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Good, but a little too Merlot-y for us. — 3 months ago