Darioush

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Mount Veeder

2014 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 18 | Lot No. 71
Vintage

2012

Darioush

Cabernet Sauvignon
Mount Veeder

10 cases produced

Highlights

  • Lavish, opulent and showy, this head-turner offers plenty for the collector to love
  • This wine emphasizes depth, saturation and layers of fascination
  • Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec featured prominently, adding an exotic complexity
  • 50% comes from our estate Cabernet Sauvignon Sage Vineyard from Lokoya Road atop Mount Veeder

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.

Miramont Country Club

One Miramont Boulevard
Bryan  TX  77802
979-774-7474

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