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Darioush and Four Seasons raise $60,000 for Auction Napa Valley


Darioush and partner Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts are both very pleased to have raised $60,000 during the 2006 Auction Napa Valley on June 3rd, benefiting the Napa Valley Vintners charities in healthcare, youth services and low-income housing efforts.

Lot #56 - Luxury Wine Weekends donated by Darioush and Four Seasons included:

v Three days and two nights with five friends at any Four Seasons North American location,

v An exclusive blending seminar for six to craft 15 cases of their own unique cuvée from over 200 barrels of 2005 Darioush Cabernet Sauvignon, bottled in the format of their choice,

v An overnight stay at Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco with a private wine dinner for six in Windows Private Dining Room of Seasons Restaurant, hosted by Darioush and Shahpar Khaledi.

Auction Napa Valley was established in 1981 by a thoughtful group of Napa Valley Vintners and raised $62 million dollars over its first 25 years for healthcare, youth service and low-income housing charities in Napa County.

Darioush Signature Viognier - Best of the Best

Robb Report Best of the Best

"A Taste for the Unusual" by ROBB REPORT, Brett Anderson

"One of the most unusual and delightful of Darioush winemaker Steve Devitt's wines is the fascinating and ethereal Viognier, which combines concentration with an oddly elusive, otherworldly quality that makes one think of sunlight and moonlight blended. Thick with heady scents of jasmine, orange blossom, and honeysuckle, the Darioush 2004 Signature Viognier produces an intense, lush melon flavor on the palate before evaporating in a finish as delicate as a mirage.”

Darioush 2002 Signature Merlot Napa Valley, selected as top 100 wines in the world.

Decanter Decanter - March 2006

* * * * "Highly Recommended - Very good to excellent."

Darioush 2002 Signature Merlot selected with 6 other wines to represent the United States in "Around the world in 100 wines..."

"Very opulent perfumed style. Fruit with lots of flowers, spice and perfumes. Good for spiced strong foods. 2-10 years."

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 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.

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