The Crown Jewel of the Darioush estate, Darius II captures the diverse and exquisite beauty within each vintage.
Derived from a 14th C. AD painted tile, the art adorning 2012 Darius II highlights the evolution of ancient decorative art and architecture. Its infinite shapes and lively color are reminiscent of the ornament of the First Persian Empire, where elaborate palaces throughout the city of Persepolis were decorated in prominent blues, reds, blacks and yellows on glazed tiles.
The pyramidal pattern pays further homage to the grand Ziggurats of the 3rd millennium BC, which housed intricate temples for kings and deities.
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.