Darioush Lot No.128 raises $22,000 to support Napa Valley Vintners
Darioush was the 15th highest lot out of 179 at the 2006 Premiere Napa Valley, the Valley’s renowned mid-winter barrel auction, raising $22,000 for a unique 10 cases lot of 2004 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon.
The auction, celebrating its tenth anniversary, included 179 wineries and raised $1,870,000 to support programs by the Napa Valley Vintners, a non-profit trade association charged with protecting the Napa Valley Appellation. More information on the auction can be found at: http://www.napavintners.com/auctions/premierenv.asp
Darioush 2002 Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, Recommended
Decanter - January 2006
* * * "Recommended. Decanter panel tasting California Cabernet Sauvignon 2002. A surprise success for California's big-alcohol, big-fruit Cabernets from the underrated 2002 vintage : full marks to Napa...all the better - buy them now."
"Perfumed lavender over spiced fruit aromas. Bright, clean fruit, raspberry over a good firm structure, well balanced. 2-10 years." Janice Fuhrman.
Darioush 2002 Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Wine Spectator - November 15, 2005
"Dark and immense, with deeply concentrated currant, plum and black cherry fruit that’s accented by exotic spices…On the finish the fruit is still prominent with rich, chewy tannins and a dash of chocolate. Best from 2007 – 2014." —J.L. 91 points | $68
Darioush 2002 Signature Shiraz Napa Valley: "A highly distinctive wine"
Connoisseur's Guide - November 2005
"A highly distinctive wine. Likely to be memorable"
"A maximum effort in most every regard for its ripeness to its oak to its sense of scale and very deep fruit, this dramatic wine is among the more intense and genuinely generous workings of this month's review.... its potency points the way to a decade of growth, and it will shine with the very heartiest lamb and game dishes." 91 points | $64
"Limited production" "Cellar for future drinking. Will improve with bottle aging" "Medium red, balanced, good depth, medium tannin, beef and lamb"
Darioush 2002 Signature Shiraz Napa Valley
Wine Spectator - July 27, 2005
"Remarkably rich, plush and concentrated, with a layered mix of spice, currant, wild berry and beefy cedar notes. Ripe, fleshy tannins firm up on the finish. Best from 2006 through 2012." —J.L. Wine Spectator Weekly. 90 points | $64 | 1,860 cases made