Duel wine

New from Napa Valley's Darioush windery

Grown in two designated blocks on the Darioush estate in Napa Valley
and Oak Knoll, Duel is the idyllic marriage of two distinguished
varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. The finished wine offers
unique attributes of both varietals; a rich chocolate core and earthy
minerality is lent by Cabernet Sauvignon, while Shiraz reveals its
inherent exotic spice and ripe red fruit. Approachable in its youth,
Duel will continue to age superbly for several years >>>www.duelwine.com



Dariush Winery Review !

by Hesam (not verified) on

I went to Dariush winery about 2-3 months ago. They have a nice building with a smaller hall with a sales counter, with a window to the storage facility in the back. Most of their customers are American but every now and then 1 or 2 Iranians visit the winery to see what's going on. I didn't buy any wine because they were a bit overpriced at $25-$50 per bottle for a loacal winery, but Americans bought them because they seem to think everything expensive with an exotic look is probably better!
Overall from the scale of 1 to 100 I would give them 90 on the building and setup, 80 on the customer service, 30 on the wine-tasting cost, 40 on the prices and 70 overall. Since I didn't taste their wine I can't rate it's taste. My recommendation to the owners is to hire couple of young Iranians for the front desk and to expand the size of sales area so people don't bump into eachother and to reduce their prices to $15-$25/bottle level and to make the wine-tasting either free or $5/4tastes.


Tasting Note

by Wine-Comber (not verified) on

I like their label and the branding method. I have not tasted it yet, but from what I read about their wine making process, it makes me to believe, they make excellent wine.

BTW, according to their page, Duel is 2005 vintage. If you wish to detect the elements described in the tasting notes, you may want to open your bottle in year 2013 or later.

Happy Noruz


Intro music on the Darioush wine website

by Wine & Music Lover (not verified) on

I like it that they are using Iranian Artists Shahin & Sepehr's music "Mediterranean Dream" for their intro on the site, if their wine tastes as good, I'm buying!