2014 Darius II Cabernet Sauvignon

The Crown Jewel of the Darioush estate, Darius II captures the diverse and exquisite beauty within each vintage.

The art adorning 2014 Darius II depicts the tradition of the Saghi, or Wine Bearer, an influential and heralded position in the ancient Persian royal courts, among aristocrats, in wine houses and in mystical and religious traditions over a thousand years old. The Saghi were experts in the art and custom of hospitality, hosting and wine service.

More, they were bearers of knowledge and inspiration, confidantes, muses and guides — embodying mysticism and beauty, a reflection of the Divine. In her beauty and wisdom, the Saghi possessed transcendent often angelic qualities, representing the fleeting nature of life and embodying the intoxicating and enlightening effects of wine.

Described as originally hanging in the Shah’s palace in Tehran and painted by an unknown artist in the early 1800s, the artwork was acquired by the Victoria & Albert Museum in 1876.

750mL $375
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Tasting Notes

Bearing remarkable complexity, poise and seamlessness, 2014 Darius II expresses the pure character of its primarily hillside origins and the delicate nuance of an idyllic vintage.

On entry, sensational aromas of blueberry, blackcurrants, crème de cassis and spring blooms beckon an intensely voluptuous palate laden with tangy black and blue fruits—black cherry, plum and licorice flavors framed by soft, finely-knit tannins and impeccably delicate acidity.

The wine is rich and opulent, with persistent notes of leather, tobacco and sandalwood incense adding depth and intrigue. A decadent earthy core of bittersweet cocoa and finely ground espresso lent by mountainside vineyards, is balanced by a fresh, lifted quality; flourishing beautifully in its youth, this wine is sure to reward the patient collector over the next decade or two.

  • composition91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 4% Malbec
  • cooperageAged 20 months in 100% new Taransaud Chateau Traditional French oak barrels
  • winemakerSteve Devitt , Michel Rolland - consulting
  • appellationSage Vineyard – Mt Veeder, Apadana Block – Darioush Estate, Pritchard Hill
  • availabilityExclusively for First Offering Members

"The top cuvée, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Darius II is a serious wine, with a fragrant nose of graphite, blackberry, cassis and hints of toast and chocolate. Full-bodied, with an expansive, savory texture and a long, pure finish."

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate | Rated 94
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