2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Mount Veeder

2011 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 15 | Lot No. 87



Cabernet Sauvignon
Mount Veeder

5 cases produced

This rich, regal and impeccably pure Cabernet Sauvignon is comprised of fruit from our newest 20-acre estate acquisition atop Mount Veeder and the oldest vineyard block from our Napa Valley estate. Fruit from the cool-climate, high-altitude and marineinfluenced Sage Vineyard brings style and substance to this unique blend of Cabernet.

Aging Process

Aged 22 months in 85% new Chateau Traditional French oak barrels

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.81
  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Steve Devitt

Winemaker, Darioush

Winemaker, Steve Devitt

Steve manages all winemaking and viticulture activities at Darioush. His understanding of microclimates, the local soils and the wines they produce enable him to create estate wines that best express the character of each individual vineyard. As a winegrower, he believes that the best winemaking begins in the vineyards. Steve personally manages the estate's extensive new vineyard developments and all aspects of the estate's wine production.

Country born: United States

Education: Advanced studies at UC Davis in enology and viticulture
Certifications: table wine production certificate (UCD), A.S. in viticulture Napa College
Internships: Oakville Research Station (biotyping phylloxera)
Mentor: Lori Wood (Freemark Abbey), Larry Wara (Chalk Hill)

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Focused on the limited-production of red Bordeaux varietals and small lots of Chardonnay, Viognier and Shiraz, Darioush employs minimal intervention or 'ancien' winemaking techniques, including hand harvesting and handsorting each grape cluster prior to crushing, , small-lot whole-cluster pressing, destemming, cold soaking, extended maceration, barrel-to-barrel racking and bottling without filtration.

This minimalist approach preserves and expresses the true varietal character of Darioush Signature wines. Our main focus is to grow a classic red Bordeaux blend that displays the finest qualities of the estate's unique soils and microclimate.

Q&A With the Winemaker

Q: What was your inspiration for this offering?

A: Our new vineyard acquisition atop Mount Veeder was the inspiration for this new offering.

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