Darioush

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2015 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 19 | Lot No. 193
Vintage

2013

Darioush

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

10 cases produced

Highlights

  • An exclusive, single-vineyard 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Darioush estate’s oldest vineyard block
  • Ideal vine maturity rewards the wine with remarkable depth of fruit balanced by soft, supple tannins
  • This model site showcases the potential of relatively cooler-climate, southern Napa Valley wines

Darioush is celebrated for distinctive, powerful and poised Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux varieties from its three southern Napa Valley vineyards. This rare estate bottling comes from the single oldest vineyard block, Apadana— planted in 1999 along the estate’s rocky eastern slopes, just south of the Stags Leap District along Silverado Trail. With over 15 years of vine maturity, Apadana embodies the character, structure and grace of exceptional southern Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. A remarkable addition to the cellar for the wine collector who has it all.


Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • 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.

H-E-B

646 South Flores
San Antonio  TX  78204-1210

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