The 2014 Darioush Caravan Red Blend is a classically-styled, round, supple, and sleek red blend. The 2014 Caravan is the first vintage to highlight higher proportions of Merlot. The resulting profile is ripe and decadent with palate-pleasing notes of juicy plum, raspberry, and flourless chocolate cake. Cabernet Sauvignon, the lion's share of the blend, adds layers of complexity and an ideal balance between sweet and savory elements. Its supple yet firm and polished tannin is complemented by dark, spicy notes of black currant and cinnamon. Caravan has a youthful energy that would reward several years of aging.
Varietal Composition: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 10% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot
Appellation: Napa Valley AVA
Aging: 20 months in French and European oak barrels, 70% new
Winemaker: Steve Devitt
90 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"This blends a majority of Cabernet Sauvignon with smaller amounts of Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. It delivers plenty of lush layered black-currant and black-cherry flavors around softened tannin and sweet vanilla oak." -VB, 2/1/19