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2014 Signature Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
The hallmark of Darioush Signature Cabernet Sauvignon is its seamlessness, the result of decades of meticulous vineyard management of our cooler climate, Southern Napa Valley sites. Our estate vineyards in the Mount Veeder and Napa Valley AVA’s have hit their stride, producing fruit with splendid concentration, compelling freshness and graceful complexity. Striking a tightrope balance of youthful energy, structure and restraint; the final composition, our flagship wine, rewards with extraordinary depth and poise.
Please note: wood crates are shipped separately from the etched, hand-painted large format wine bottles.
The third of three superlative vintages in this decade, the 2014 exhibits remarkable balance and freshness lent by the long, temperate growing season overall, and furthered by our cool, marine-influenced Southern Napa vineyard sites.
Showing exuberance and plushness on the palate, 2014 Signature Cabernet Sauvignon’s power stroke is its density of fruit and delineated character lent by our rugged Mount Veeder site. Impressive on entry, the wine is brimming with dark fruits— black cherry, savory blueberry, and cola are wrapped in an earthy ribbon of bittersweet cocoa, espresso and hints of vanilla. The palate is gorgeously textured and lively, revealing sweet herbal notes of anise, dried sage and tobacco. Skillful blending of Bordeaux varieties imparts this Cabernet Sauvignon with a measure of restraint, intended to reward long term aging.