2007 Duel

Grown from two designated blocks on the Darioush estate in Napa Valley and Oak Knoll, Duel is the idyllic marriage of two distinguished varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. The finished wine offers unique attributes of both varietals; a rich chocolate core and earthy minerality is lent by Cabernet Sauvignon, while Shiraz reveals its inherent exotic spice and ripe red fruit. Approachable in its youth, Duel will continue to age superbly for several years.

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2007 Darioush Signature Cabernet Sauvignon * Napa Valley

Inspired by the complexity and style of Bordeaux’s cooler-climate wines, Darioush Signature Cabernet Sauvignon exemplifies how meticulous farming in southern Napa Valley’s fog-influenced districts and hillsides results in powerful, personality-driven Cabernet Sauvignons with extraordinary character, depth and poise.

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2007 Estate Caravan Cabernet Sauvignon

Caravan shares the pedigree of Darioush’s Signature wines, but displays more ripe, saturated fruit with an elegantly textured finish. Caravan Cabernet Sauvignon is comprised of a unique blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and other varietals from our Napa Valley & Mount Veeder estates -- lending more depth and complexity of flavor to the finished wine.

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2007 Darioush Signature Shiraz * Napa Valley

Crafted to balance the fruit complexity, structure and age-worthiness of this ancient varietal, Darioush Signature Shiraz continues to demonstrate the remarkable potential of our cool vineyard site in Southern Napa Valley. Introduced by enticing aromas of cassis, pomegranate and orange zest, the 2007 Shiraz possesses a wealth of dark fruits and spices.

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2007 Darioush Signature Viognier * Napa Valley

Honeysuckle, jasmine and citrus fruit aromas leap from the glass, introducing a vibrant and succulent mouthfeel of juicy peach and cantaloupe balanced by the bright acidity of Fuji apple and lemon zest. The 2007 Viognier finishes with lingering notes of dried apricot, nutmeg and vanilla bean.

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2007 Darioush Signature Pinot Noir * Russian River

The highly acclaimed neighborhood on Vine Hill Road in Russian River is home to our four-acre estate Pinot Noir vineyard. We find this locale yields wines with a keenly defined, multi-layered flavor profile reminiscent of Cote de Nuits. Possessing a remarkable combination of structure, acidity, fruit-intensity and persistence, the flavors of licorice, cola, clove and bright red cherry will evolve gracefully for a decade.

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2007 Darioush Signature Merlot * Napa Valley

Rocky, well-drained volcanic soil, a marine influence and the due east sun exposure describes the terroir of our unique Mt. Veeder estate Vineyards planted on the steep hillside balance the ripeness and yield of one of the most vigorous of the Bordeaux varietals—providing the fruit and resulting wine, with great depth, texture and aromatic complexity.

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2007 Darioush Signature Chardonnay * Russian River Valley

Elegance and style is what Darioush sought out for the Signature Russian River Chardonnay. The chalky soils and cool climate of our Russian River vineyard allows the Chardonnay clusters to ripen slowly and completely, revealing concentrated flavors of bright citrus and stone fruits. The finished wine offers great character and poise with an expressive balance of acidity and minerality.

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2007 Darioush Signature Cabernet Franc * Napa Valley

Grown from our cool vineyard sites in southern Napa Valley, Cabernet Franc develops slowly to reveal vibrant dark fruits, earth and spice. This classic Bordeaux varietal attributes much intensity of fruit and dark, earthy components to our final blend of Signature Cabernet Sauvignon each year. On its own, Cabernet Franc possesses great power with poise.

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2007 Darioush Signature Chardonnay * Napa Valley

Ripe pear, orange blossom and toasted macadamia nut aromas rise from the glass to introduce this classically styled Chardonnay. Luscious, juicy flavors of Fuji apple and white peach harmonize with notes of toffee on the mid-palate. Bright citrus acidity prolongs the long, refreshing finish that is accented by nuances of grapefruit zest and crème brulee.

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