Darius II

2018 Darius II

The Crown Jewel of the Darioush estate, Darius II captures the diverse and exquisite beauty within each vintage. With an uncompromising commitment to crafting a wine with complexity, composure and refinement, Darius II is the hallmark of the Darioush style.

The 2018 season was generous in quality and quantity alike. Moreover, the 2018 vintage echoes the strength and resilience of the human spirit, following the losses realized in Napa Valley’s devastating 2017 wildfires– which resulted in the first year without an offering of our estate’s crown jewel, Darius II.

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Tasting notes

Demonstrating extraordinary energy, depth, and freshness, 2018 Darius II opens with captivating notes of candied violets, mulberries, crushed blueberries, and Kirsch bolstered by Turkish coffee, wild thyme, and bergamot.

Exceptionally dense and multi-layered, the wine is teeming with plush red and black fruits and savory mineral-earth components framed by fine, ripe tannins and a vibrant line of acidity. Resolved and focused in its youth, 2018 Darius II will reward the patient collector, gaining expressiveness and complexity for years to come.

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