A 2001 Vintage Retrospective Tasting
Wine Advocate, Aug 2011
2001 Darius II Cabernet Sauvignon 94+
2001 Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 90+
"The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature (84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec) reveals a youthful dense, opaque ruby/purple color as well as classic notes of crème de cassis, melted licorice, espresso roast, spice box and a subtle touch of new oak. The tannins are still present, the wine possesses outstanding density and is clearly built for the long haul. It requires 2-4 more years of bottle age and is capable of lasting two decades."
"Even more impressive is the 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Darius II, a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Still an infant, this opaque purple-colored wine offers up beautifully sweet loamy soil notes intermixed with crème de cassis, blueberry liqueur and brioche characteristics. There is more minerality in this impressively full-bodied effort along with stunning purity, depth and overall equilibrium. Give it another 4-5 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 25-30 years. - Robert Parker
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Both wines can be acquired with a First Offering Reservation, or sampled in the private tasting experience, By Invitation Only.
2008 Signature Cabernet Sauvignon | Rated 92
Tasting Notes, June 15 2011
"Lots going on in this wine with tobacco, ripe fruit, and chocolate character. Full and velvety, with a point of alcohol at the finish. But it should come together nicely with a year or two of bottle age." -- James Suckling
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Five-Star California Cabernet Sauvignon
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2007 Darioush Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Deep, rich, round, well-concentrated, coffee, plum and roasted nut flavors
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2009 Viognier Rated 90
Wine Spectator Magazine, June 15, 2011
Darioush 2009 Signature Viognier, Napa Valley
"Very refreshing, showing a lip-smacking acidity that gives a fresh, vibrant feel to the apricot, peach, nectarine and citrus flavors. Wonderful purity and persistence mark the finish, punctuated by a terrific sleekness.--M.W."
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2007 Signature Cabernet Sauvignon | Rated 94
Wine Enthusiast Magazine - May 2011
"The winery's top bottling, and this vintage recalls the tremendous 2000. Tastes important right off the bat, althought it's obviously young and unintegrated. New, smokky oak dominates, with themes of ripe, concentrated blackberries and cassis, but the tannins are hard as nails. Wants and needs time. Best well after 2013, and should develop for years beyond. Cellar Selection.--S.H."