2007 Darioush Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
*Cellar Selection* The winery’s top bottling, and this vintage recalls the tremendous 2000. Tastes important right off the bat, although it’s also obviously young and unintegrated. New, smoky oak dominates, with themes of ripe, concentrated blackberries and cassis, but the tannins are hard as nails. Wants and needs time.
*Top 100 Wines of 2011* Robust and potent, offering ripe, dense blackberry, licorice, lead pencil, cedar and roasted herb flavors that are full-bodied and concentrated, all the while holding onto a tight focus and ending with a long, chewy, persistent finish.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The beautiful 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon is more complex with a more opulent texture, full-bodied richness and plenty of sweet black currant fruit intermixed with cedar, spice box and Asian spice. (RP)