Darioush

Caravan Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.1501 ratings
9.018 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Peter Frosini

Rich and full bodied with enough residual tannin to stand up to the 30 oz. porterhouse at Bern's Steak House. Restaurant price about 2X retail.

Rich and full bodied with enough residual tannin to stand up to the 30 oz. porterhouse at Bern's Steak House. Restaurant price about 2X retail.

4 people found it helpfulJan 3rd, 2016
Mvon Higgins

Deep scarlet violet glass with translucent scarlet rim. Medium nose of blackberry jam, clove, eucalyptus against a subtle background of dry tobacco and leather. Medium full bodied tart acid hit to the palate of dark fruits, pepper and cocoa. Finishes long with big soft chalky tannins. Well balanced wine with good structure. At $37.99 USD, a little dear but still good for the occasional splurge or accompaniment to your rich dish.

Deep scarlet violet glass with translucent scarlet rim. Medium nose of blackberry jam, clove, eucalyptus against a subtle background of dry tobacco and leather. Medium full bodied tart acid hit to the palate of dark fruits, pepper and cocoa. Finishes long with big soft chalky tannins. Well balanced wine with good structure. At $37.99 USD, a little dear but still good for the occasional splurge or accompaniment to your rich dish.

3 people found it helpfulDec 5th, 2015
Perry Riddle

One of the most unbelievable deals
in Napa cabs

One of the most unbelievable deals
in Napa cabs

3 people found it helpfulJan 17th, 2015
Shay A
9.1

This is Darioush’s entry level wine. Picked this up about two years ago when I first started enjoying wine. Very muted at pop and pour...wondered if it could possibly have a tiny bit of cork taint. 30mins later, it came to life a bit. Very dark in the glass. Blackberries, violets, and an earthy note. A bit thin on the front and mid palate...finish of raspberries, cassis, and a tiny bit of cocoa. Finish was nice and could probably go a few more years based on tannic structure, but I don’t see this getting exponentially better.

EDIT: Small improvement after a very long decant. Re-corked and will check in tomorrow. Day 2: Much better and more tied together. Though I don’t see this hitting a 9.5 in its lifetime, I could see this go 9.2-9.3 with 3-5 more years.

New score reflects most recent taste impression.

This is Darioush’s entry level wine. Picked this up about two years ago when I first started enjoying wine. Very muted at pop and pour...wondered if it could possibly have a tiny bit of cork taint. 30mins later, it came to life a bit. Very dark in the glass. Blackberries, violets, and an earthy note. A bit thin on the front and mid palate...finish of raspberries, cassis, and a tiny bit of cocoa. Finish was nice and could probably go a few more years based on tannic structure, but I don’t see this getting exponentially better.

EDIT: Small improvement after a very long decant. Re-corked and will check in tomorrow. Day 2: Much better and more tied together. Though I don’t see this hitting a 9.5 in its lifetime, I could see this go 9.2-9.3 with 3-5 more years.

New score reflects most recent taste impression.

1 person found it helpfulJan 21st, 2018
Dave McGinnis

Dave had this 2 years ago

Dave had this 2 years ago

1 person found it helpfulDec 15th, 2016
Simon Haidamous

Great daily bottle. Happy when I can get it for $30 at HEB.

Great daily bottle. Happy when I can get it for $30 at HEB.

1 person found it helpfulApr 18th, 2016
Simon Haidamous

Great weekday wine.

Great weekday wine.

1 person found it helpfulJan 1st, 2016
Robert Ward

I really love this one and a great conversation piece discussing the Rubyiat!

I really love this one and a great conversation piece discussing the Rubyiat!

1 person found it helpfulJan 10th, 2015
Rafael Landestoy

I thought this was lovely. Had never had this from Darioush but really enjoyed it. Very soft tannins and balanced wine.

I thought this was lovely. Had never had this from Darioush but really enjoyed it. Very soft tannins and balanced wine.

1 person found it helpfulOct 4th, 2014
Milla Champion

Darioush Caravan Cabernet ..... Delish with some Brown sugar & Cocoa rubbed lambsicles!

Darioush Caravan Cabernet ..... Delish with some Brown sugar & Cocoa rubbed lambsicles!

1 person found it helpfulMar 27th, 2013