Red

2011 Darioush Cabernet Sauvignon Darius II

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2019 - 2024 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • TwoSmoochies wrote: 88 points

    October 9, 2020 - 2011 was a terrible year and this wine is less than impressive

  • KeithSurg wrote: 94 points

    July 11, 2018 - I passed on a lot of '11 Napa cabs, but I'm glad to have a few of these. Not as powerful as some other vintages, but this is still rich and complex. Drinking beautifully right now, with a velvety mouthfeel and long finish.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • wine4lux Likes this wine: 94 points

    June 15, 2018 - Served side by side with the same wine from the 2012 vintage to compare the wine in a cool vintage versus a much warmer one. Opened both bottles and decanted 2 hours before serving. Paired both with short ribs in a cabernet and brandy sauce.
    I have struggled to enjoy red wines from California from the 2011 vintage and expected the 2012 to be my favorite. Not so, both wines were excellent, but I liked the 2011. Black fruit, mocha and nice acidity.

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  • dcwino wrote: 93 points

    June 24, 2017 - Winos' excellent adventure in France; 6/22/2017-6/27/2017 (All over France): Since I am sitting next to Mr. and Mrs. Darioush, I get a chance to try it. Expressive nose displaying crushed blackberry, cassis, ink, licorice, green pepper, lead pencil, lavender and mineral. Despite the black fruit profile, there is a hint of green note. Medium concentration, silky and polished, slightly hollow middle, good acidity, still noticeable tannins and a medium to long finish. Due to the vintage, it is not as concentrated and a bit fresher than the highly rated cult cabs. I actually don't mind it and find the wine quite enjoyable.

  • Mark V wrote: 86 points

    March 4, 2017 - Great color with a nice nose but a very disappointing pallet. Tasted better younger as this wine has not matured well. Disappointing and over rated

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Darioush
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Darius II
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Codes 833874040052, 856649002000

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  • Pending Delivery 7 (1%)
  • In Cellars 911 (73%)
  • Consumed 331 (27%)

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