Sage Vineyard Series
Late Harvest Shahpar
2017 Signature Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
The hallmark of Darioush Signature Cabernet Sauvignon is its graceful complexity, compelling freshness and concentration, 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 a seamless composition which strikes a balance of youthful energy, structure, and restraint; our flagship wine rewards collectors and enthusiasts alike with extraordinary depth and poise.
“Reveals notions of warm cassis, blueberry preserves and boysenberries with touches of cedar chest, cherry cola and spice cake. Full-bodied, the palate has a firm texture and a lively line carrying the spicy black berry preserves flavors to a nice long finish.”
Robert Parker Wine Advocate | Rated 92
Overcoming Mother Nature’s challenges and enhancing the strengths of each vintage is the never-ending task of farming and winemaking. While limited in yield by the loss of much of our mountain fruit in 2017, this Cabernet Sauvignon showcases the luscious, earthy profile of our winery estate south of Stag’s Leap. Aromas and flavors of dried cherry, blackberry, and cassis alongside dried herbs, licorice, incense, and dusty cocoa are supported by beautifully polished tannins that carry through the lively, mineral-laced finish.