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Review of Darioush Winery

Darioush Winery
Ranked #22 of 206 things to do in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A Napa Valley wine experience - uncommon perspectives of the world and extraordinary wines. *Please note we are open by appointment only on Saturdays.
Reviewed November 17, 2012

The place is so ornate. It seemed like wine is an afterthought. Looked like a museum in there. I didn't try the wine because I couldn't figure how I would get someone's attention. You have to go there to take pictures.

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Reviewed November 13, 2012

After reading the many negative review from the vineyard we were considering cancelling ... very glad we didn't. The was a fascinating, informative tour of a very unique winery that has it origins from Iran. Our hostess was Dianne who walked us through each step of the wine making process .. incredible story. We walked through the vineyard, toured the private amphitheatre and ended off with an incredible tasting in the owners private wine cellar in the basement of his chateau. Expensive ($150) but very intimate.

Thank Gerry B
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

Using stone that was brought in from overseas, the winery is a beautifully created setting that recreates Persepolis, the capital of ancient Persia. This sumptuous setting creates a great environment for their tasting room. Cracked glass, crackling fire places, and even a private tasting room (for library wines) set a very modern, while warm environment. The wines, named after Persian dynasties or kings, are very classic in style. There is a combination of Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, with Duel combining Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. This is my favorite. However, the alteration to a 65% Shiraz, is different from other vintages, and perhaps not yet as mature or well balanced as previous endeavours. Further, the prices have really increased quite remarkably (we have been coming to the winery for the past 4 years), without necessarily an improvement in caliber. The late harvest wine (88% Semillon) named after the owner's wife (Shahpar) is spectacular -- but at $70 per 375 ml bottle, is a bit high!

Thank Lestertheinvestor
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

Lovely atmosphere to taste delicious wines. Friendly and sophisticated staff. Beautiful grounds with water features.

Thank MJOMMO87
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

Diana was our tour guide and she was the most passionate, vibrant spokesperson for the Darioush Winery. The grounds and buildings on the property are breathtaking. Diana did an excellent job giving the history of the winery, explaining their niche in the market and was very informative about all aspects of the Darioush winery. Their wines are top notch! Do not miss this tour!

Thank Timetorun
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