Signature Series

2018 Signature Viognier, Napa Valley

Fragrant, alluring and exotic, Viognier is a rarity in Napa Valley. Darioush Signature Viognier expresses its inherently bright and vibrant character when grown from the cooler locales of Oak Knoll and Los Carneros where dense early morning fog and late afternoon breezes allow this delicate variety to ripen slowly and completely. The hallmark of Signature Viognier is its effusive floral aromatics and core of juicy stone fruit.

  • 750 mL
    $48

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Tasting notes

“Darioush hits the mark once again... lightly honeyed aromas of ripe peaches and pears are followed with expressive, exceptionally deep, wonderfully complete flavors that build on the promise of the nose...”

-Connoisseurs Guide to California Wines, on the 2017 vintage | Rated 95

Crisp and remarkably fragrant, the 2018 Signature Viognier opens with fresh floral aromas of honeysuckle, acacia flower, and bergamot. A lift of bright citrus on first sip quickly broadens to pleasing layers of stone fruits- juicy apricot and nectarine- which unfold to reveal its sleek, flinty minerality. A spiced finish punctuated by hints of nutmeg and toasted hazelnuts adds textural complexity and persistence.

Composition

100% Viognier

Cooperage

Barrel fermented in neutral oak; aged 7 months sur-lie with bi-monthly batonage

Winemaker

Steve Devitt

Appellation

Darioush Estate Vineyard in Oak Knoll

Availability

3,406 cases