2018 Darioush Viognier


Price: $98.95 + refundable bottle deposit and handling fee
Varietal: Viognier
Brand: Darioush
LCBO Product #: 510668
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Region: Napa Valley, USA
Category: Regular Consignment
Bottles Per Case: 6
Bottle Size: 750ml

Availability

Availability in consignment

Background

Darioush Khaledi, a man passionate about fine wines founded Darioush Winery in 1997. Khaledi grew up in Iran's Shiraz region, a wine-growing region until the Islamic revolution - As an adult, he became a devoted collector of fine wines. Located just outside the Stag's Leap District, the Darioush Winery Estate benefits from the cooling marine influence of the San Pablo Bay.

The Estate is primarily planted to the classic Bordeaux varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Merlot - Extremely limited quantities of Shiraz, Chardonnay and Viognier are also planted on the property.


Tasting Notes

Fragrant, alluring and exotic, Viognier is a rarity in Napa Valley. Darioush Signature Viognier expresses its inherently bright and vibrant character when grown from the cooler locales of Oak Knoll and Los Carneros where dense early morning fog and late afternoon breezes allow this delicate variety to ripen slowly and completely. The hallmark of Signature Viognier is its effusive floral aromatics and core of juicy stone fruit.

Crisp and remarkably fragrant, the 2018 Signature Viognier opens with fresh floral aromas of honeysuckle, acacia flower, and bergamot. A lift of bright citrus on first sip quickly broadens to pleasing layers of stone fruits- juicy apricot and nectarine- which unfold to reveal its sleek, flinty minerality. A spiced finish punctuated by hints of nutmeg and toasted hazelnuts adds textural complexity and persistence.
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