California Cabernet 2010
Decanter Magazine, February 2014
Highly Recommended: 2010 Darioush Signature Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
"Intense, concentrated black fruits, with mocha, cardamom and nutmeg spice. Full-bodied, suave and concentrated, with powerful yet supple tannins. This is a big bold style with good structure. Drink 2014 - 2030"
2010 Signature Cabernet Sauvignon | Rated 90
WA #209 (Oct 2013)
"The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is the deepest, richest, fullest wine of this trio. It displays lots of creme de cassis, smoke and meaty characteristics in its pure, beautifully textured, long personality. It should drink well for 10-15 years." - Robert Parker
2010 Signature Shiraz | Rated 91
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine - July 2013
"Here is a wine over which fans of hedonistic Syrahs are certain to swoon, and it is most assuredly anything but dainty. Its very ripe, broadly spicy, oak-enriched aromas literally blow from the glass, and its extravagant, highly concentrated flavors of dark berries, smoked meat, chocolate and caramel follow closely in measure and kind. There is no getting around the fact that it is a very big wine and one whose ample tannins need no fewer than five or six years of smoothing, but it is as deeply fruited as it is complex and powerful, and it is much more than a simple exercise in unrestrained ripeness." Rated 91
2009 Signature Cabernet Franc | Rated 91
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine - May 2013
"There is a fine, insistent fruity presence about this rich, very deep Cabernet Franc, and the wine is outfitted with all of the enticing, sweet-oak extras that we have come to expect from Darioush, but it steps back from the brink of excess and shows a bit of polish along with its ample stuffing. It is big-bodied and big-boned with a good bit of sturdy tannin, but, just as it is not soft or overly ripe, neither is it is overly tough, and all that it needs is a half-dozen years to grow into its worth-waiting-for best." Rated 91
2009 Signature Merlot | Rated 92
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine - March 2013
"Rarely restrained and never timid, the wines of Darioush are typically unstinting in richness, and this one shows the indelible family stamp. It is very deep and absolutely brimming with juicy, black cherry fruit, and is broadly sweetened with caramelly oak. And, while it is a touch hot and undeniably ripe, it never threatens to be too much of a good thing. It is, in fact, pretty well-balanced for the weighty, comparatively plush wine that it is. It is not built with an eye to twenty years in the cellar, but its structure ensures a half decade of positive growth at the least."