Darius II

2018 Darius II

Fortitude and resilience best describe the 2018 vintage of Darius II. Following the devastating 2017 wildfires, we decided to forgo bottling our estate’s crown jewel for the first time ever. Perhaps it is Mother Nature’s need for redemption that the 2018 growing season was idyllic, a textbook season, for producing exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon.

With dozens of beautiful barrel lots to choose from, our final blend included a small contribution of Sage Vineyard Cabernet Franc complementing the gorgeous expression of Cabernet Sauvignon from our winery estate’s Apadana Block.

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Tasting notes

Demonstrating extraordinary composure, energy, and depth, 2018 Darius II is teeming with dense, vibrant flavors of cassis, black fruits, minerals, and a savory sage and wild thyme component.

The captivating aromatics consist of crushed blueberries, bay leaf, medium-roast coffee, and candied violets. Expressive in its youth, with refined, succulent tannins, 2018 Darius II will undoubtedly reveal further detail and elegance for the patient collector over a decade or two.

Composition

92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc

Cooperage

Aged 22 months in 80% new Taransaud Chateau Traditional French oak barrels

Winemaker

Hope Goldie

Appellation

Apadana Block - Darioush Estate, Napa Valley | Sage Vineyard - Mount Veeder

Availability

Exclusively for First Offering Members