If you like wine big, really big, the kind of wine that punches a fist straight out of the glass and into your nose, then crashes around your palate with different flavors and textures duking it out for your attention, then this is the bottle for you. Hot alcohol, bruised cherries, black pepper, nutmeg, chocolate, coffee, and even some dried orange peel fight a cage match for you attention, all on a canvas of surprisingly gritty but sweet tannins and a very long finish. This is not a wine that will complement most food, but will compete with anything but the biggest, most powerful meat dishes.

WHO Darioush
WHAT Shiraz
WHERE California, Napa Valley
WHEN 2004
HOW MUCH $60


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