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2012 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

The 2012 vintage was exceptionally consistent and warm, enabling higher-elevation, maritime-influenced vineyards such as our Mount Veeder estate to fully express their utmost in complexity, power and seamlessness.

At 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2012 Darius II exhibits brilliant varietal aromatics of wild blueberry, black cherry and ground espresso, offering up dense and persistent layers of saturated dark fruits with savory notes of sage, bitter cocoa and anise. A cellar-worthy treasure.


95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot


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


Steve Devitt


Sage Vineyard – Mt Veeder, Apadana Block – Darioush Estate


23 barrels