Late Harvest Shahpar
2013 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 2013 vintage rewards our decades-long pursuit of producing wines with remarkable seamlessness, grace and power from Southern Napa Valley.
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"This is a stunner and compelling, a powerful, classic Cabernet Sauvignon with an opaque purple color and notes of incense... It is long and rich, with an extra dimension... This wine is accessible now, but should be even better after 3-4 years of cellaring and last 25 or more years." - Robert Parker, Jr. | Rated 96
Exhibiting a classic Cabernet Sauvignon varietal profile from its cool, marine-influenced Mount Veeder origins, this exceptional vintage provides alluring aromatics. Black cherry, incense and Tuscan leather intermingle with saturated dark fruits; a dense, savory, earthbound entry transitions seamlessly into flavors of blackberry pie and bittersweet cocoa with notes of cinnamon and sage. Even at a youthful stage, ripe and refined tannins indicate the potential for immediate as well as long term gratification. A long, cascading finish reveals a beautifully composed wine with a lifted quality that has become synonymous with Darius II.