Darioush Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2010
Fully developed varietal flavors, admirable concentration and freshness and a fine, textural quality are the hallmarks of the unusually cool, extended 2010 growing season. Vivid blackberry and blueberry fruits are supported by firm, ripe tannins, then finish with savory layers of earth, soy, and herbs de Provence. Higher portions of Mt. Veeder Merlot and Cabernet Franc bring succulence, composure, and complexity to the blend, while cellaring will further integrate the spicy oak elements of espresso, nutmeg, and sandalwood.
78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot. Darioush, a winery noted for its Bordeaux-style estate wines, implements old-world, labor-intensive, micro-vineyard management and new-world, state-of-the-art technology to craft fine wines from its estates located in the appellations of Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder, and Oak Knoll. The exceptional offerings from the Darioush estate celebrate the winemaking heritage of the Darius kings of ancient Persia. This great empire brought improved varietals and sophisticated winemaking techniques to Mediterranean Europe. Darioush Khaledi continues this legacy by producing wines of remarkable character, beauty, and distinction.