Late Harvest Shahpar
2015 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. The final composition strikes a tightrope balance of youthful energy, structure, and restraint; our flagship wine rewards with extraordinary depth and poise.
“…the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon has a seriously plummy and spice box-inspired nose with underlying baked blackberries and kirsch notes with hints of sandalwood…[the palate] delivers a riper, berry preserves expression of the valley packed with exotic spices and floral undertones, finishing long and chewy.” | Robert Parker's Wine Advocate | October 2017 | Rated 96-98
After three consecutive, abundant vintages, the 2015 growing season reminded of the need for humility in nature’s teachings. Climatic conditions at bloom resulted in a shy-bearing vintage overall, yet, as the season progressed, as we tended and coaxed the very best from our vineyard sites, it was evident that remarkable intensity and depth would distinguish this vintage from its predecessors. 2015 Signature Cabernet Sauvignon strikes a vivid and powerful stance with its notably dense, concentrated mouthfeel and flavor profile. Dark cherry and black fruit aromas hint at its underlying plushness while the palate broadens with savory elements – black olive, soy, spice and black tea are accentuated by bright acidity, well-integrated oak and fine, sweet tannins. The 2015 is a rich, exotic, complex and aromatic wine destined to reward the patient collector.