2019 Red Wine
Mount Veeder

2021 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 25 | Lot No. 29



Red Wine
Mount Veeder

5 cases produced


  • A single-vineyard offering from our high-elevation Sage Vineyard estate, in the Mount Veeder nested appellation
  • This exclusive blend features equal proportions of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc
  • Bright, expressive and youthful, the wine is poised to reward the patient collector
  • Dark, dense black fruits are wrapped in earthy, mineral-laden notes, with richly textured tannins

This exceptional red blend highlights the high-elevation, Mount Veeder site that is the cornerstone of our Darius II and Signature wines. The marine-influenced, rocky slopes of our Sage Vineyard estate are responsible for cultivating wines with inherent complexity, power, and finesse. Each block of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot selected for this Premiere Napa Valley blend expresses the purity of this site and the varietal in equal measure. Elevating this harmonious blending, the remarkable 2019 vintage in Napa Valley, with its moderate weather and extended hang-time, enhanced the wine’s most desirable traits - imparting exceptional vibrancy of fruit, freshness, and balance. This is an age-worthy offering, poised to reward the patient collector.

Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Hope Goldie

Winemaker, Darioush

Winemaker, Hope Goldie

Hope Goldie is our master of a thousand decisions. Working closely with Steve Devitt, Hope oversees all oenology and wine production operations; she carries on the meticulous attention paid in the vineyard into the cellar, laboratory and crush pad. Her work is in the fine tuning – lot by lot, she applies her vast knowledge of fermentation science, sensory chemistry, viticulture and oenology.

Hope's dream of becoming a 6th generation winemaker formed in childhood, working alongside her father in Washington making Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Carignan and was crystallized under the tutelage of sensory chemist Ann Noble at UC Davis. As her lead grad student, the California Department of Food & Agriculture sponsored Hope’s quantitative microbiology thesis work on Botrytis cineria. Her subsequent responsibilities as a Brewer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, and in cellar operations and oenology at Opus One and other fine estates throughout Napa Valley strengthened her desire to make exceptional, high-end Bordeaux blends. Hope joined Darioush as our Oenologist in 2005.

Country born: United States

Education: M.S. in Food Science and Technology/Enology, University of California, Davis, 1998 B.A. History, Earlham College, 1990.

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
I’m an advocate of site-expressive, varietally correct wines. My approach is to remain as hands-off as possible, allowing the vineyard to shine through in the finished wine.

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Premiere Napa Valley 2021 Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Buena Vista Winery 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Tribute 25
Darioush 2019 Red Wine Mount Veeder 25
Eleven Eleven 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley Reserve 25
Grace Family Vineyards 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena Grace Family Blend 25
Newton Vineyard 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 25
Raymond Vineyards 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Five Generations 25
ZD Wines Non-vintage Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Petit Abacus 25
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