Current Release

2011 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.


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Tasting notes

From an uncharacteristically cool vintage, this elegantly complex and graceful wine rewarded patience and scrupulous selectivity in the vineyard and cellar.

The final wine possesses dark, concentrated blackberry elements and savory, wild sage and herb notes. With a more feminine and lush profile than the similarly cool 2005 and 2000 vintages, the wine delivers its trademark treasure of rich bittersweet cocoa and earthbound flavors, as well as classic Mt. Veeder aromatics of licorice and blueberry.

Composition

80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot

Cooperage

Aged 20 months in 100% new Taransaud Chateau Traditional French oak barrels

Winemaker

Steve Devitt

Appellation

Darioush estate vineyards in Mount Veeder + Napa Valley

Availability

22 barrels