Discover Darioush: Library Stock Release

“Chose the cup bearer and the wine. Drink. Sing like the starling or the nightingale”. (Rudaki)

 

In 2018 the Darioush estate is celebrating its 21st harvest. Set in the cooler southern part of Napa Valley - just south of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and Shafer vineyards - Darioush have always been known for doing things a bit differently. Owner Darioush Khaledi is an extraordinary figure in today’s world of wine. Born and raised in the historical wine producing city of Shiraz in Iran, winemaking was instilled in him by his father at an early age. Darioush was fascinated by the rich cultural winemaking heritage of his hometown which dates back over 7000 years. In 1977, prior to the Islamic revolution, which outlawed alcohol, Darioush emigrated to the US to pursue his ambition to become an entrepreneur and safeguard his dream to one day return to winemaking.

 

F+R had the unique opportunity to taste through the Darioush range. The wines have great Napa fruit quality with a lovely restrained European sensibility. Following the tasting, we are delighted to be able to offer a small selection of their library stock of 2013s direct from the estate. Back vintages of Darioush II are rarely released outside of the winery. Don’t miss this chance to secure your case.

 

Darioush was always an admirer of Bordeaux, but he was drawn to the opportunities found on the West Coast of the US and looked for vineyard sites where he could capitalise on the ripeness of Californian fruit whilst retaining those cooler climate Bordeaux influences.

 

A man who has seen many chapters in his life was not afraid to go against the fashion of high-octane very ripe, highly extracted Californian Cabernets. Instead he chose to seek out a site in the cooler southern region of the Napa Valley AVA, and more recently from the mountain fruit sites of Mount Veeder. Whilst this style is more in vogue these days, Darioush and their winemaker Steve Devitt (who has been making wine at Darioush since their inaugural vintage in 1997 and is now in his 46th vintage in Napa) have together been led more by their personal style and tastes than what fashion dictates.

2013 Darius II Cabernet Sauvignon Darioush California 2013 Darius II Cabernet Sauvignon Darioush California
£765.00
£1,525.00
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2013 Signature Cabernet Franc Darioush California 2013 Signature Cabernet Franc Darioush California
£229.00
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2013 Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Darioush California 2013 Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Darioush California
£378.00
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2014 Signature Merlot Darioush California 2014 Signature Merlot Darioush California
£199.00
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2016 Signature Viognier Darioush California 2016 Signature Viognier Darioush California
£148.00
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2015 Signature Chardonnay Darioush California 2015 Signature Chardonnay Darioush California
£169.00
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2014 Signature Shiraz Darioush California 2014 Signature Shiraz Darioush California
£243.00
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