2008 Darioush Signature Cabernet Sauvignon * Napa Valley

Inspired by the power and grace exhibited in the great wines of Bordeaux, Darioush Signature Cabernet Sauvignon exemplifies how the cooler-climate vineyards of southern Napa Valley produce wines with extraordinary depth, character and poise. The 2008 vintage is the first to benefit from a greater proportion of ‘Sage’ vineyard fruit, our latest acquisition atop Mt. Veeder.

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2008 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. Grown from a combination of both old-vine Australian Shiraz and Northern Rhone clones, the finished wine stays true to its inherently spicy and seductive spirit.

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2008 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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2008 Darioush Signature Pinot Noir * Russian River Valley

The highly acclaimed ‘Gold Ridge’ soil series along 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 Côte de Nuits. A large portion of the berries are whole cluster fermented, an old-world tradition, to reveal a finished wine with great character, complexity and poise.

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2008 Darioush Signature Merlot * Napa Valley

Rocky, well-drained volcanic soil, a marine inuence 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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2008 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 2008 Viognier finishes with lingering notes of white

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2008 Darioush Signature Chardonnay * Napa Valley

Fruit sourced from Darioush’s cool vineyard sites in Napa Valley, Oak Knoll and Carneros supports slow, even ripening which results in a wine that balances light acidity and gorgeously textured fruit. Cool climates with very little rainfall in 2008 resulted in our lowest Chardonnay yield this decade— an ideal balance for a wine that is celebrated for its distinctive combination of ripeness, texture and fruit intensity.

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2008 Estate Caravan Cabernet Sauvignon

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2008 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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