2021 Darius II Cabernet Sauvignon

The Crown Jewel of the Darioush Estate, Darius II is a refined, age-worthy collectible that captures the singular and exceptional qualities of each vintage from our Napa Valley vineyards. The time-honored artworks selected for each label span thousands of years of creativity and reflect the craftsmanship and integrity of Darius II.


The intricate pattern featured on the 2021 Darius II label was sourced from an 1860 watercolor British architect-designer, Owen Jones (1809-74). With a respect for the cultural significance behind every design element, Jones works meticulously documented patterns and motifs spanning centuries and civilizations—often honoring the refined beauty of ancient Persian artistry. He asserted that design, at its core, is a language that transcends boundaries, connecting us to the rich tapestry of human culture—a metaphor that is embraced in winemaking.

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Tasting Notes

A study in power and poise, 2021 Darius II embodies all the remarkable traits of a textbook Napa Valley vintage.

Captivating aromas of dark berry fruit, espresso crema, and Belgian chocolate set the stage for a seamless, beautifully textured wine experience highlighting delineated flavors of blackberry puree and cassis commingling with savory notes of thyme and bay leaf. Elegantly structured, with finely-knit tannins and incredible finesse, 2021 Darius II will reward the patient collector for years to come.

  • composition83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot
  • cooperageAged 21 months in 75% new French oak barrels
  • winemakerHope Goldie
  • appellationDarioush Estate, Napa Valley Sage Vineyard, Mount Veeder and Spring Mountain
  • availabilityExclusively for First Offering Members

"...chocolatey nose with dark berries, licorice, spice box and hints of tobacco. Full-bodied, dense and chewy with powdery tannins and succulent berry fruit underneath. Long and firm."

James Suckling | Rated 93