A classically styled Bordeaux blend with an intense bouquet of cocoa, spicy earth, coffee and just a hint of green tea. Flavors of blackcurrant, ripe blackberries and subtle toasty notes from French Oak aging support the soft but rich tannins. A pleasant, sophisticated Napa Valley wine ready to drink now or to cellar for future enjoyment.
Complex and distinctive, this big, ripe and balanced red shows a mix of dried currant, blackberry, black cherry, lead pencil and mineral. Gets more interesting on the finish, where the earthy, leathery scents are more prominent.—1999 California Cabernet blind retrospective (2009). Drink now through 2014. 2,443 cases made.
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. Under the direction of Darioush Khaledi and winemaker Steve Devitt, precision and quality are of the utmost importance at the winery.