DARIOUSH 2016 CABERNET FRANC SIGNATURE SERIES
The unique terroir of our rocky, higher elevation Mount Veeder estate combines a cool marine influenced climate with exceptional sun exposure to naturally develop the distinct and concentrated flavors of earth, spice and black fruits that are native to Cabernet Franc.
Varietals: 75% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot
Cooperage: Aged 22 months in 70% new French oak
Appellation: Darioush Estate Vineyards in Mount Veeder, Napa Valley and Oak Knoll
Opening with savory and lingering aromas of crushed boysenberries, blueberries and Kirsch accented by earthen notes of dry loam, lead pencil shavings, and cigar box. Steeped black tea, anise and underbrush create for a savory interplay on the taut, medium to full-bodied palate packed with black and blue fruits. Each sip is framed by firm, finely-grained tannins – a lively backbone to support its great length, depth, and age-worthiness