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Composition: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 5% Malbec
Appellation: Darioush Estate and Mount Veeder Estate, Napa Valley
Cooperage: Aged 20 months in 100% new Taransaud Chateau Traditional French oak barrels
Winemaker: Steve Devitt
Availability: 18 barrels
exclusively for First Offering members
PRICE: $225.00

Darius II Cabernet Sauvignon
2007 Vintage ~ Napa Valley

Darioush Distinction
The Crown Jewel from Darioush, Darius II Cabernet Sauvignon is hand-selected from several barrel lots which possess exquisite beauty and purity of character. Grown in the finest blocks of our Apadana and Mount Veeder Estates, the benchmark of the Darius II is its rich, regal style. The highly praised 2007 vintage marks Darioush's 10th anniversary.

Tasting Notes
Aromas of violets, lavender, sweet black cherry and graphite abound, introducing an opulent palate of cassis, black licorice, plum and dark bittersweet chocolate. Ripe, fully-integrated tannins decadently enhance the wines flavor and texture into an enduring finish of exotic spices, vanilla bean and mocha.

Robert Parker | Rated 94
“The wine hits the palate with tremendous opulence, richness and intensity…the seamlessness of the wine’s overall personality is flawless.”

Vinification

  • Meticulous attention to detail in vineyard and minimal cellar handling
  • Hand-harvested into small 28 lb. baskets
  • Hand-sorted twice, before and after de-stemming
  • Fermentation includes cold soaking for 4 days, with gentle pump-overs and extended maceration for optimal extraction and tannin development
  • Barrel lots were racked 2-3 times per year for clarity