Darioush

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 192
Vintage

2014

Darioush

Cabernet Sauvignon

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc from the diverse terroirs of our estate vineyards
  • Cultivated primarily from our Sage Vineyard at 1,800 feet in the Mount Veeder nested appellation
  • Exhibits a textured profile of savory, earthbound flavors with richly structured dark fruits
  • Worthy of cellaring for up to 15 years for the discerning collector

This rare expression of Napa Valley winemaking is one of only 60 bottles that will ever be made. Think of it as a bit of Napa Valley history in your cellar and celebrated in a glass with friends and family. Your Premiere Napa Valley wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc from the diverse terroirs of the Darioush estate vineyards in Napa Valley. Cultivated primarily from their Sage Vineyard at 1,800 feet in the Mount Veeder nested appellation, this wine exhibits a textured profile of savory, earthbound flavors with richly structured dark fruits. The polish and poise of this wine makes it worthy of cellaring for up to 15 years for the discerning collector.


Wine Facts

  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

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.

Southern Napa Fine Wine House

2304 Main Street
Daphne  AL  36526
251-375-2800

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