Proprietor Darioush Khaledi and winemaker Steve Devitt made an unorthodox choice, to commit to Southern Napa Valley – choosing its cooler microclimates to develop their unique style. While the focus was in northern Napa Valley in the late 1990's, Darioush was headed south. Seeking opportunities others overlooked, Darioush and Steve focused intently on site selection and cooler microclimates in Southern Napa Valley; high atop Mount Veeder and the maritime-influenced Valley floor. Replanting where necessary to unlock the full potential of both the vineyard and wine grape cultivated from it. They committed to a Bordeaux-style of winemaking – a blended style they long admired for the potential to truly express a wine's character.

Now these years later, the Darioush estate comprises 120 acres in Southern Napa Valley spanning the Mount Veeder and Oak Knoll AVA's. We believe truly unique wines reflect great vineyards, but also the character of the people behind them. Individualism and the role of the craftsman are heralded qualities that honor our ancient and modern influences. Darioush Signature wines echo these founding principals. Possessing inherent personality, they are complex, poised, individual, courageous. Wines with gravitas. Bridging old-world traditions and modern style and stature. Crafted to be appreciated on the world stage, they are the most revered and celebrated wines in our portfolio.

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Darioush Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96+ "The deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon reveals a total rock star on the nose, cranking out beautifully boisterous notes of crème de cassis, preserved plums, warm blueberries and Black Forest cake with hints of menthol, mocha, baking spices, star anise and unsmoked
Item Number: 32462

Darioush 'Signature' Merlot 2015
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91“Big and rich, with good cut to the lively blend of dried red fruit and cedar flavors. The minerally finish features accents of dried green herbs and spice. Drink now through 2021. 1,329 cases made.”~K.M.
Item Number: 31914

Darioush 'Caravan' Red Blend 2014
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90"This blends a majority of Cabernet Sauvignon with smaller amounts of Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. It delivers plenty of lush layered black-currant and black-cherry flavors around softened tannin and sweet vanilla oak."~V.B.
Item Number: 31853
Case: $539.40

Darioush 'Darius II' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "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."  " Bearing the remarkable complexity, poise and

Darioush Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
98  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96-98 "Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon has a seriously plummy and spice box-inspired nose with underlying baked blackberries and kirsch notes plus hints of sandalwood, Bovril and potpourri. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers a riper, berry

Darioush Cabernet Franc 2015
Winery Notes The wine is firm in structure, complex in flavor and hits the palate with an elegant density of fruit – all hallmarks of our mountain-side estate. True to the varietal, the wine balances concentrated, dark bramble fruits with savory earth tones of bittersweet cocoa, sage and spice box

Darioush Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
88  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 88"Manages to balance two strong impressions, that of chewy, extracted dark berry flavors and accompanying tannins, resulting in a dusty, dry and savory mix that's years from cresting. Best from 2020 through 2033. 9,500 cases made."~J.L.

Darioush 'Signature' Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 375ml
91  Wine Spectator 
 Wine Spectator 91 "Dark and immense, with deeply concentrated currant, plum and black cherry fruit that's accented by exotic spices and pretty toasty oak scents that unfold, revealing extra facets of depth and complexity. On the finish the fruit is still prominent with rich, chewy tannins and a

Darioush Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 4% Malbec and 3% Cabernet Franc, the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature exhibits a dark ruby/purple color along with a lovely perfume of black currants, licorice and spice, an attractive texture, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel and