|Composition: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc|
|Appellation: Sage Vineyard, Mt. Veeder & Apadana Block, Darioush Estate|
|Cooperage: Aged 20 months in 100% new Taransaud Chateau Traditional French oak barrels|
|Winemaker: Steve Devitt|
|Availability: 22 barrels ~ exclusively for First Offering members|
Darius II Cabernet Sauvignon
2009 Vintage ~ Napa Valley
The Crown Jewel of the Darioush estate, Darius II Cabernet Sauvignon is hand-selected from several barrel lots that possess exquisite beauty and purity of character. Grown from our Southern Napa Valley and Mount Veeder estates, the benchmark of Darius II is its rich, regal style. Darius II is a deeply personal endeavor, produced on behalf of our most enthusiastic collectors and friends.
Gracefully composed, 2009 Darius II expresses itself with sophistication and style, the result of a cooler vintage that produced richly-fruited, elegant wines. Velvety, smooth and seamless in the mouth, blueberry and cocoa flavors mingle with exotic spices, anise and outgoing floral aromatics of violets and lavender. The underlying structure and complexity from ripe, muscular tannins is ultimately revealed in a long, tenacious finish.
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