Exclusives

2014 Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon

Our limited series Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon is the fortuitous result of experimental winemaking endeavors throughout the varied topography of Napa Valley’s southernmost growing region, Mount Veeder. Evidenced in our dedication to farming our Sage estate perched at 1800 feet, Mount Veeder is an AVA we deeply admire. The most temperate of the Napa Valley hillside appellations, it’s cool marine-influence lent by the nearby San Pablo Bay, moderate sun exposure, ancient soil composition and high elevation all combine to support gradual ripening and flavor development in the Bordeaux varieties destined for Darioush Signature Cabernet Sauvignon and Darius II.

  • 750 mL

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Tasting notes

This singular Cabernet Sauvignon is exclusively grown in the Mount Veeder AVA. The 2014 Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon is rich, robust, and exceptionally pure.

Opening with plush dark fruits— black cherries, blueberry, and cassis— the wine reveals a spicy undercurrent of crushed black pepper and cigar box with hints of fenugreek and five-spice. The palate is full, firm, and chewy with mouthcoating tannins supporting the muscular fruit and earthy, leather-like core. This is a youthful, vibrant offering with terrific upside potential, given its layered texture and immense depth.

Composition

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Cooperage

Aged 22 months in 85% new Chateau Traditional French oak barrels.

Winemaker

Steve Devitt

Appellation

Mount Veeder

Availability

150 Cases