Red

2006 Darioush Merlot

Merlot

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2009 - 2013 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 24

  • FaithC2 Likes this wine: (94 points)

    March 1, 2015 - Garnet, somewhat cloudy because of sediment. Complex nose of tobacco, blackberry, cassis, currants, and anise. Flavors of dark cherry, tobacco, smoke, blackberry, plum, and vanilla. The wine opened up even more and was absolutely voluptuous the second day!

  • TSTEW22 Likes this wine: (90 points)

    December 29, 2014 - still going strong. Such a great merlot. Sad it's our last bottle

  • JDV.DDSPHD Likes this wine: (92 points)

    July 20, 2014 - Okay. I think this could be towards the sweet spot in its drinking window. Nice dense somewhate chewy cab. It took a while for it to open up but it really paired well with the ribeye at capital grill in minnesota. Nice finish with plenty of complexity. Mocha, cassis, tobacco, pepper and on the midpalate and finish. Very nice.

  • Terramare Likes this wine: (94 points)

    April 20, 2014 - This was our entree red for Easter dinner with lamb chops encrusted with pancetta. Really great. By the way, we are not big Merlot fans for the most part, but this Darioush '06 was a fantastic exception.

  • kbhiggins wrote: (92 points)

    September 21, 2013 - This was fantastic. Big and bold with lush fruit. Got better through the night and peaked after the bottle had been open for 3 hours (no decant). Rich and velvety.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Darioush
  • Varietal Merlot
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Codes 8007425000181, 899498000193

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 236 (46%)
  • Consumed 279 (54%)

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Who Likes This Wine

94% Like It  16 votes