Signature Shiraz Receives 94 Points ~ Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator, November 15, 2007
2004 Darioush Signature Shiraz, Napa Valley - Rated 94 | $64.
'Brimming with ripe, supple black cherry and blackberry fruit that's pure, plump and plush. Focused, tight, deep and concentrated, with a wonderful aftertaste. Drink now through 2013. 1,751 cases made. –JL'
Signature Chardonnay Receives 91 Points ~ Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator, July 31 2007
2005 Darioush Signature Chardonnay, Napa Valley - Rated 91 | $41.
'Rich, complex and creamy, with layers of fig, melon and toasty oak that fan out, giving this a broad yet elegant range of flavors. Ends with a touch of citrus and spice. Drink now through 2010. 1,509 cases made.-- J.L.'
Quarterly Review of Wines ~ 23rd Annual California's Best of The Best
QRW- Summer Issue, 2007
'California Cabernet Sauvignon has never been better. As evidence, we offer the following 25 wines. There is not one among them we wouldn’t feel comfortable serving side by side with the best Bordeaux. They are truly “The Best.”'
2004 Darioush Signature Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley. Four Stars. 'Lush, ripe, juicy, round, blackberry, chocolate and nutty oak flavors.' $74.
Four Stars: Excellent: Wines of exemplary character and quality – benchmarks of their type.
Russian River Pinot Noir Receives 90 Points ~ Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator, June 15, 2007
2004 Darioush Signature Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley - Rated 90 | $48.
'Concentrated and well-oaked, with muscular plum and blackberry fruit that's well-centered.'
2004 Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Awarded 95 Points by Connoisseurs' Guide
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine - April, 2007
"A world-class wine, superb by any measure, the top 1% to 2% of all wines tasted."
"Darioush Khaledi has proven to be the master of the rich, fleshy, full-bodied style, and once again, his winery delivers a bottling with a virtually unrivalled combination of intensity, drama and hedonistic pleasure. In its youth, the wine is at once both open and brooding, and its invitingly sensual aromas and flavors, while seeming to ask for early enjoyment, are far from fully developed. One can easily partner this lush wine with juicy filet mignons or a standing rib roast, but putting it in the cellar for half a decade or more seems the better idea." 95 points | $74.
"Limited Production." "Medium red, balanced, good depth, medium tannin, beef and lamb." "Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine."