Darioush

Darius II Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.317 ratings
8.93 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.3

First time trying a wine from Darioush, so all we were expecting was a fruit forward wine with a ton of tannins. Wine was a deep garnet or crimson red. Even on the nose this wine was fruit forward with purple floral undertones. Clean too, very nice and refreshing to smell. Moderate plus tannins (7.5/10) with a moderate plus body that grabs your entire palate as it passes through with a slight floral edge. Do not forget the powerful dark fruits in this wine either, there are a ton. Lots of structure but needs time to fully integrate and become a wine on another level. If you drink now, give it at least 4 to 6 hours in the decanter. Drink till 2028.
Rating: 93+

First time trying a wine from Darioush, so all we were expecting was a fruit forward wine with a ton of tannins. Wine was a deep garnet or crimson red. Even on the nose this wine was fruit forward with purple floral undertones. Clean too, very nice and refreshing to smell. Moderate plus tannins (7.5/10) with a moderate plus body that grabs your entire palate as it passes through with a slight floral edge. Do not forget the powerful dark fruits in this wine either, there are a ton. Lots of structure but needs time to fully integrate and become a wine on another level. If you drink now, give it at least 4 to 6 hours in the decanter. Drink till 2028.
Rating: 93+

Mar 28th, 2016
Mark Flesher

11 years old, and I think this one is showing its age nicely. I don't think the nose is either older or younger than the palate but there is definitely a lot there!!! Entry with blackberry, baking chocolate, graphite and some herb. Still has some astringency at the finish, so I think the best days of this wine are still ahead of it. Went well with wasabi peanuts as the heat on the wasabi brought out a bloody iodine character. A full-bodied classic Napa Cabernet! Definitely a well-made wine with great structure and still with incredible potential, and my thanks to Joe for opening!

11 years old, and I think this one is showing its age nicely. I don't think the nose is either older or younger than the palate but there is definitely a lot there!!! Entry with blackberry, baking chocolate, graphite and some herb. Still has some astringency at the finish, so I think the best days of this wine are still ahead of it. Went well with wasabi peanuts as the heat on the wasabi brought out a bloody iodine character. A full-bodied classic Napa Cabernet! Definitely a well-made wine with great structure and still with incredible potential, and my thanks to Joe for opening!

Aug 24th, 2019
Dan Cobb

Big fruit. Lovely 2008. Thank you Dave and Susie Turner

Big fruit. Lovely 2008. Thank you Dave and Susie Turner

Mar 11th, 2018
Max Sander Byfuglin Jr

Unreal. My favorite bottle of the night. Still have some sleep to go but rounding into an amazing form.

Unreal. My favorite bottle of the night. Still have some sleep to go but rounding into an amazing form.

Dec 26th, 2017
Mike Twyman

good structure. still young. for my pallette still a little hot on the nose, but good tanins, berry, and more potential. will be even greater in a few years.

good structure. still young. for my pallette still a little hot on the nose, but good tanins, berry, and more potential. will be even greater in a few years.

Dec 26th, 2015
Josh Wibbenmeyer

Very very intense. Intense nose, color and fruit concentration. Creamy tannins. This is a fun one

Very very intense. Intense nose, color and fruit concentration. Creamy tannins. This is a fun one

Sep 25th, 2014
Ohadd Matibag-Gefen

Ohadd had this 6 years ago

Ohadd had this 6 years ago

Feb 23rd, 2014
Sarah Scott

Sarah had this 6 years ago

Sarah had this 6 years ago

Jan 28th, 2014
Erik Lammerding

Erik had this 3 years ago

Erik had this 3 years ago

Jun 19th, 2016
Jonathan Park

Jonathan had this 3 years ago

Jonathan had this 3 years ago

Jun 18th, 2016