2018 Darioush Caravan Napa Valley Red Blend

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  • 98 pt Vintage ~ Antonio Galloni, Vinous
  • Right bank Napa blend
  • Winemaker is Opus One Alum
  • Michel Rolland consulting
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About the Wine 

Darioush Khaledi’s life story has inspired the creation of Darioush and continues to shape it today. Darioush is a man dedicated to wine and the ideals of the American dream – a deeply rooted belief in individualism and opportunity. Born and raised in Iran, trained as a civil engineer, and a lifelong entrepreneur, his fascination with wine was instilled at an early age by his father’s winemaking efforts and the cultural history of winemaking in Shiraz.

Darioush emigrated to the US seeking opportunity, reinventing his career by building what became at one point the largest family-owned grocery business in California through determination, experimentation and a commitment to pursue opportunities others overlook. Together with his wife Shahpar, he founded Darioush in 1997, and set out to produce wines that celebrate individualism and craftsmanship. The winery is Darioush’s realization of his American dream.

Caravan is a right bank blend crafted by Hope Goldie, a 6th generation winemaker. Hope previously worked as a brewer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, and in cellar operations and oenology at Opus One and other fine estates throughout Napa Valley. Hope joined Darioush as Oenologist in 2005.  

Ageing: 20 months in 70% new French & European oak barrels

Blend: 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 8% Malbec

Tasting notes: Notes of spiced chai, dried currants, and cinnamon add intrigue, harmonizing with the wine’s core profile of Cabernet Sauvignon. Bright, energetic, and exceptionally round and concentrated – this is a remarkable wine from a textbook growing season.




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