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The Cabernet Intensive

Highlighting the flagship and crown jewel of the Darioush estate, this rare coupling features Library offerings of our Signature Cabernet Sauvignon and Darius II from the 2011 vintage.


Captivating aromas of anise, espresso, dried herbs and orange peel introduce the 2011 Signature Cabernet Sauvignon. Sumptuous and savory blackberry, dark cherry and fig are revealed during decanting, with notes of bittersweet cocoa, black olive and nutmeg adding intrigue and complexity.

From an uncharacteristically cool vintage, the 2011 Darius II is an elegantly complex and graceful wine rewarding 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 delicate floral motif evoking the Persian garden, the 16th-century artwork chosen for 2011 Darius II hails from an Iznik tilework, a distinguished ceramic craft that flourished under the Ottoman Empire.


  • Cabernet Intensive: 2 bottles
    $440
  • Cabernet Intensive: 6 bottles
    $1,320
  • Cabernet Intensive: 12 bottles
    $2,640

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