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 Darioush Winery
Producer: Darioush Winery
Appellation: Napa Valley
4240 Silverado Trail,
Napa, California 94558
Tel: 707-257-2345
Fax: 707-257-3132
Featured Wine (s):
 

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot Voigner, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Shapar late harvest reisling, Darius Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.

Proprietor: Darioush Kaledi
President, GM: Bernard LaBorie
Winemaker: Steve McDevitt
Marketing: Aleta LaBorie
Website:

http://www.darioushwinery.com

 
         

Darioush Signature Chardonnay

Darioush Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 Darioush Signature Viognier
Darioush Signature Merlot Darioush Signature Shiraz      
     
   
Darioush Winery Magnificent  Darioush Winery, tasting room and vineyard
on Silverado Trail in Napa
All photos by Rick McNees
     
Darioush Winery & Vineyard in late autumn Darioush Winery Drive Darioush Winery Tasting Room
Olivier Bernard, Chef Joho, Shapar and Darioush Kaledi Olivier Bernard, Darioush Kaledi and Rick McNees Darioush Winemaker Steve McDevitt with Tom and Melissa Reedy Rick & Linda McNees Tom and Melissa Reedy Dr. Dan Bade and Annie Hathaway Bernard LaBorie, President, Darioush Winery
Fabulous private dinner at Everest Chicago hosted by Darioush & Shapar Kaledi of Darioush Winery and Olivier Bernard of Domaine de Chevalier.  (Left to Right above - Olivier Bernard, Chef Joho, Shapar and Darioush Kaledi; Bernard, Kaledi and Rick McNees; Darioush Winemaker Steve McDevitt with Tom and Melissa Reedy; Rick & Linda McNees; Tom and Melissa Reedy; Dr. Dan Bade and Annie Hathaway; and Bernard LaBorie, President, Darioush Winery. 
Journal entries: Date, Wine, Vintage, Rating, Price, Comments
January 12, 2008 - Darioush Napa Valley Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 - RM 91 - Dark, complex with full forward black berry, black cherry and currant fruit, well balanced and polished with nicely integrated tannin finish.
Sept 19, 2005 - Darioush Napa Valley Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 - RM 91 - Full nose and flavors of slightly tart black cherry, blackberry, turning to a subtle vanilla, oak and sweet currant flavor with a hint of smoke on the smooth, full long finish. Tasted at Vito's Chop House in Orlando w/ CC and Randal M.
June 20, 2004 - Darioush Signature Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 - RM 94 - Wonderful complex nose with full forward currant fruit complemented by luscious juicy berry fruit. Incredibly smooth, balanced and polished with nicely integrated tannin finish. Darioush Signature Chardonnay 2002 - RM 92 Delicious, approachable, rich full bodied - soft approachable tasty layers of apple, pear, melon, and fig. A hint of cinnamon spice and hazelnut round out the elegant finish. Highlights of a fabulous dinner event featuring Darioush Voigner 2002, Darioush Signature Chardonnay 2002, Darioush Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2001, Shapar Late Harvest Riesling 2001 along with Domaine de Chevalier Rouge 2000 & 1990, and Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 1986 and 1996. Fabulous private dinner hosted by Darioush & Shapar Kaledi of Darioush Winery and Olivier Bernard of Domaine de Chevalier at Everest in Chicago. See Feature.
Oct. 2003 - Winery visit to Darioush - barrell tasting with winemaker Steve McDevitt - tasted the components of the blend - Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa and Mt Veeder, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Tasted prototype blends of what will be the 2001 vintage. See Producer Visit. See release tasting notes above.
Oct. 2003 - Winery visit to Darioush - barrell tasting with winemaker Steve McDevitt - tasted the components of the blend - Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa and Mt Veeder, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Tasted prototype blends of what will be the 2001 vintage. See Producer Visit. See release tasting notes above.
Dec 17, 2002 - Darioush Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1999 RM RC 94 WS 94. $79 See previous Review  Awesome powerful forward blackberry fruit packed dynamo with currant opening and softening to a smooth hazelnut, vanilla and cotton candy finish.
October 25, 2002 - Darioush Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1999 RM 94 WS 94. $62 Rel-Price WS review sums this up well... Wonderfully rich, intense and concentrated Cabernet, with layers of tightly focused currant, black cherry, anise, sage and cedary oak. Given all its flavor and richness, there's a sense of elegance and finesse. Well-integrated tannins provide an excellent balance to the rich flavors. I would add a wonderful layer of chocolate is predominant. This wine is as forward and any I can remember. Even after this wine softened after an hour, it still begs for a strong complement - big cheese, beef au pouvoir, or rich chocolate perhaps. Delicious. Distinctive awesome oversized heavy bottle.
 
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