2009 Signature Chardonnay | Rated 90

logo_wine_connoisseurs_guide.gif Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine - January 2012

"Although exhibiting all of the very rich oak that we have come to expect from Darioush Chardonnays, this latest is built along much firmer lines than the winery model predicts. It has a good amount of depth, solid fruit and layered richness, and, if a little too stiff and tightly wound for drinking just now, it is structured for aging and will need a few years in the cellar before finding its best form."  sym_1star.gif Rated 90

sym_1.gif"Limited Production."   CG.bmp "Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine." CG_lambicon.gif "Light Red and powerhouse White. Fowl, veal and light meats."


"Outstanding and Elegant" | Signature Chardonnay

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 June 2012

2009 Darioush Signature Chardonnay, Napa Valley  |  Rated 93

“You can taste the oak and lees influence in this rich, full-bodied Chardonnay. With a creamy mouthfeel, it gets serious on the midpalate, with flavors of buttery peach, orange and nectarine fruit. Outstanding and elegant. – S.H.”


Three Stars for 2008 Signature Chardonnay - Rated 95

logo_wine_connoisseurs_guide.gif Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine - May 2010

3stars_CGCW.gif "An exceptional wine. Worth a special search of the market."

"This big, fully ripened, highly extracted offering runs true to the winery's preference for very rich wines, but for all of its size and flamboyant oak, it strikes an uncommonly fine sense of balance and stays in control from beginning to end. Its involving flavors of ripe apples, caramel, toast and cream are as bright and alive as they are deep and impressively stuffed, and its exceptionally long finish exhibits a spark of unexpected brightness that is the mark of a wine that is destined to hold up brilliantly for a good many years." Rated 95 | $43

sym_1.gif"Limited Production."   CG.bmp "Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine." CG_lambicon.gif "Light Red and powerhouse White. Fowl, veal and light meats."

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A 90 Rating for 2007 Signature Chardonnay

logo_wine_spectator.gif Wine Spectator , June 30, 2009

2007 Darioush Signature Chardonnay, Napa Valley - Rated 90 | $43.

'Combines ripe pear, apple and tangerine fruit that's fresh, vibrant and full-bodied, shaded by toasty, cedary oak, turning smoky. Drink now through 2011. 1,761 cases made. –JL'

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2007 Signature Chardonnay | Rated 90

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"The elegant 2007 Chardonnay reveals finesse allied to noteworthy flavor authority.  Poached pear, white corn, orange rind, honeyed citrus blossom, and a touch of green apple-like characteristics are all present in this medium to full-bodied Chardonnay with a long, pure finish.  It should provide pleasure over the next 3-4 years" - Robert Parker


2006 Signature Chardonnay Receives 91 Points ~ Wine Spectator

logo_wine_spectator.gifWine Spectator Insider, Vol. 4, No. 18

2006 Darioush Signature Chardonnay, Napa Valley - Rated 91 | $41.

'A well-executed mix of tight, focused pear, melon, spice and apricot flavors framed by light toasty, cedary oak, ending with a long, persistent finish that gains subtle flavor nuances. Drink now through 2011. 1,880 cases made.—J.L.'


Darioush Featured at G-20 Spouses Dinner Menu

First lady, Michelle Obama hosted spouses of leaders of the world's 20 largest and emerging economies on Thursday, September 24th outside of Pittsburgh, PA.  The dinner was held at Rosemont Farm, which belongs to Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of Senator John Kerry.  The menu, shown below, featured fresh, healthy and local produce and was complimented by two wines: 2006 Darioush Signature Chardonnay, Napa Valley and 2005 Delille Syrah, Yakima Valley.

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Signature Chardonnay Receives 91 Points ~ Wine Spectator

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2005 Darioush Signature Chardonnay, Napa Valley - Rated 91 | $41.

'Rich, complex and creamy, with layers of fig, melon and toasty oak that fan out, giving this a broad yet elegant range of flavors. Ends with a touch of citrus and spice. Drink now through 2010. 1,509 cases made.-- J.L.'


Darioush Signature Chardonnay awarded 90 points

Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator Weekly Aug.2004
by Marvin R. Shanken
Darioush Chardonnay Napa Valley Signature 2002
90 points
- $38 - 940 cases made
"Remarkably complex and concentrated, with tiers of ripe fig, nectarine, apricot and cedary oak, gaining richness and complexity on the focused finish."-J.L.

Darioush Signature Chardonnay awarded 91 points

Wine Spectator  Wine Spectator Weekly, July 17, 2003
"A big, ripe and richly fruity wine, with layers of apple, pear, melon and fig, turning elegant and even delicate on the finish, where the flavors are enhanced by a spicy cinnamon quality. 945 cases made. - J.L." 91 points

Darioush Signature Chardonnay, "Darioush part of a deep wine list with plenty of chispa"

Wine Spectator Wine Spectator - November 2004

Where to Eat: by Bruce Schoenfeld
Chispa Restaurant Bar
225 Altara Ave. Miami, Florida
Telephone: (305) 648-2600

"Miami-area neurosurgeon and wine collector Sergio Gonzalez-Arias has put together a deep wine list with plenty of chispa, including Darioush Chardonnay Napa Valley Signature 2001…"




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