Darioush

Signature Napa Valley Merlot

9.344 ratings
9.26 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Jeff D.

Lacking a bit in substance although it could be that I had this after drinking Cabernet Sauvignon. Still smooth and approachable...just thought there had been more to it when I first tried this wine.

Lacking a bit in substance although it could be that I had this after drinking Cabernet Sauvignon. Still smooth and approachable...just thought there had been more to it when I first tried this wine.

Mar 17th, 2018
Ron R
9.2

I'm not sure if I've tagged the correct wine. Adjusting feedback much appreciated...
Nose is slightly muted. Offers up oak, rich blackcurrants and caramel. On the palette, the wine is voluptuous and dense. Mid palette displays a nice lithe mouthfeel, with fully integrated tannins, and extravagant fruit extraction. Finishes flamboyant with linze torte, nutmeg and brown sugar.
@Joe Lucca gifted me the cab a while back. I was excited to learn that they also do a merlot. Very impressive.

I'm not sure if I've tagged the correct wine. Adjusting feedback much appreciated...
Nose is slightly muted. Offers up oak, rich blackcurrants and caramel. On the palette, the wine is voluptuous and dense. Mid palette displays a nice lithe mouthfeel, with fully integrated tannins, and extravagant fruit extraction. Finishes flamboyant with linze torte, nutmeg and brown sugar.
@Joe Lucca gifted me the cab a while back. I was excited to learn that they also do a merlot. Very impressive.

Sep 3rd, 2016
Sarah Milsow-Guenther

Lovely. Aged well. Dark fruit. Complex. Delicious.

Lovely. Aged well. Dark fruit. Complex. Delicious.

Sep 25th, 2020
Alex Leonardini

Tons of extraction and heaps of oak coming right out of the glass. This wasn't showing particularly well today.

Tons of extraction and heaps of oak coming right out of the glass. This wasn't showing particularly well today.

Apr 2nd, 2020
Marty McNees

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

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

Oct 13th, 2019
Andy Burwell

This is an incredibly big merlot with dark fruit a hint of oak and a polished and refined finish. Highly recommend!

This is an incredibly big merlot with dark fruit a hint of oak and a polished and refined finish. Highly recommend!

Feb 11th, 2018
Nick Piccone

Best merlot I've had - great oaky notes but not too overdone

Best merlot I've had - great oaky notes but not too overdone

Aug 30th, 2017
Michael Mathews

I love this Merlot. Welcome back you wonderful wine to the world that has forgotten you. This is a big merlot with a deep dark color and nose that strongly suggests tar, cigar box and all things hearty!! Long finish, luxurious....brilliant.

I love this Merlot. Welcome back you wonderful wine to the world that has forgotten you. This is a big merlot with a deep dark color and nose that strongly suggests tar, cigar box and all things hearty!! Long finish, luxurious....brilliant.

Jul 2nd, 2017
Erik Satre

Best merlot in Napa!

Best merlot in Napa!

Jun 26th, 2017
Hank Didier

SC Hall's - a fantastic Merlot!!!

SC Hall's - a fantastic Merlot!!!

Jun 11th, 2017