Darioush

2019 Red Wine
Mount Veeder

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

2019

Darioush

Red Wine
Mount Veeder

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • 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

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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