Darioush Darius II Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 750ml

Darioush Darius II Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Darioush
Alcohol/vol 14.8%
Bearing the remarkable complexity, poise and seamlessness that has become synonymous with this estate's crown jewel, 2014 Darius II expresses in equal parts the pure character of its primarily hillside origins and the delicate nuance of an idyllic vintage. On entry, sensational aromas of blueberry, blackcurrants, crème de cassis and spring blooms beckon an intensely voluptuous palate laden with tangy black and blue fruits-black cherry, plum and licorice flavors are framed by soft, finely-knit tannins. The wine is rich and opulent, with persistent notes of leather, tobacco and sandalwood incense adding depth and intrigue. A decadent earthy core of bittersweet cocoa and finely ground espresso lent by mountainside vineyards, is balanced by a fresh, lifted quality. Beautiful in its youth, this wine is sure to reward the patient collector over the next decade or two.
Wine Enthusiast
  • we94

This is a "wow" wine: brawny, broad and juicy in black fruit. Blended with 5% Merlot and 4% Malbec, the grapes from the coolish appellation, it offers robust oak and tannin within savory notes of cedar, tobacco and toast. This is one worth cellaring; enjoy 2024-2029.

February 1, 2019
Wine Advocate
  • wa94

The top cuvée, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Darius II is a serious wine, with a fragrant nose of graphite, blackberry, cassis and hints of toast and chocolate. Full-bodied, with an expansive, savory texture and a long, pure finish, it should drink nicely for at least another 15-20 years.

October 28, 2016
Wine Spectator
  • ws91

This red features rich plum, dark berry, mocha and spicy oak depths, firming nicely on the finish, and for all the tannins' strength, there is a suppleness overall. Best from 2020 through 2032.

October 31, 2018