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The Crown Jewel of the Darioush estate, Darius II captures the diverse and exquisite beauty within each vintage. With an uncompromising commitment to crafting a wine with complexity, composure and refinement, Darius II is the hallmark of the Darioush style.
A deeply personal wine for Darioush for its sense of creative expression, discovery, and intrigue. An exceptional quality distinguishes each vintage from the last, with distinctiveness here more treasured than consistency. Each vintage label bears a rich example of historical Persian art.
Cooperage: Aged 20 months in 100% new Taransaud Chateau Traditional French oak barrels
Winemaker: Steve Devitt , Michel Rolland - consulting
From a textbook vintage, 2019 Darius II seamlessly weaves together elegance and opulence with tremendous power. Brambly fruit flavors of black cherry and cassis are infused with toasted thyme, bay leaf and bittersweet cocoa for an exceptionally captivating mouthfeel. Silky smooth tannins frame the palate which reveals further notes of licorice, espresso crema and Tahitian vanilla. Chief contributions from our Sage Vineyard estate atop Mount Veeder gives this wine its exceptional depth and stature while maintaining its trademark savory complexity, polish, and composure.