Darioush

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.3196 ratings
9.211 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.3

This was paired with grilled bison ribeyes and it was a knockout pairing! Needed just about 5-10mins to blow off some funk. Very berry driven aromatically with fresh squeezed red and black fruits, licorice, and cedar. Decanted for about an hour and the tannins were completely softened. Boysenberry, currant, dark chocolate black cherries and cherry liqueur oozing over baked figs. Hard to say this will get better, but when paired with lean bison meat, the fruit cut through it perfectly.

This was paired with grilled bison ribeyes and it was a knockout pairing! Needed just about 5-10mins to blow off some funk. Very berry driven aromatically with fresh squeezed red and black fruits, licorice, and cedar. Decanted for about an hour and the tannins were completely softened. Boysenberry, currant, dark chocolate black cherries and cherry liqueur oozing over baked figs. Hard to say this will get better, but when paired with lean bison meat, the fruit cut through it perfectly.

Jul 8th, 2019
Roy Goble

The bunny likes it

The bunny likes it

Mar 18th, 2018
Mike Mayer

Nice subtle nose of dark fruit and chocolate. Very nice tastes of blackberries, dried sage and a little hint of licorice. A very nice oak vein comes thru on the long finish. This is a world class wine with very solid tannins and just the right acidity. It probably will be better in 5 years but it was very good tonight.

Nice subtle nose of dark fruit and chocolate. Very nice tastes of blackberries, dried sage and a little hint of licorice. A very nice oak vein comes thru on the long finish. This is a world class wine with very solid tannins and just the right acidity. It probably will be better in 5 years but it was very good tonight.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 4th, 2017
Lee Pitofsky

Black currant, black plum, licorice, cocoa, cigar ash

Black currant, black plum, licorice, cocoa, cigar ash

Dec 29th, 2016
Richard Macleod

President MacLeod Family Vineyard

9.4

Nicely balanced. Very luscious. Still bright berry fruit. Would highly recommend with rich meat dishes.

Nicely balanced. Very luscious. Still bright berry fruit. Would highly recommend with rich meat dishes.

Nov 28th, 2016
Roy Goble

A beautiful 2007 magnum

A beautiful 2007 magnum

May 4th, 2016
Michael Coscetta

A little young but so damn delicious

A little young but so damn delicious

Aug 9th, 2019
Kimberly Anderson

Always a fave😎

Always a fave😎

Jul 18th, 2019
Mike

A nice drop to watch Shazam! with the family.

A nice drop to watch Shazam! with the family.

Jul 5th, 2019
Scott Soren

Always quality. It’s a wee bit young High acidity and tannic structure. Black Cherry on the pallet. Should age gracefully.

Always quality. It’s a wee bit young High acidity and tannic structure. Black Cherry on the pallet. Should age gracefully.

Jun 19th, 2019