BEST of the BEST 2014 | Leisure | Domestic White Wines: Darioush 2012 Signature Viognier

The Darioush winery on Napa Valley’s Silverado Trail is utterly unique, and not only for of its architecture, which combines a romantic vision of the ancient Persian capital of Persepolis with the streamlined, steel-and-glass vernacular of a contemporary nightclub. These elements reflect the multifaceted personality of the winery’s owner, Darioush Khaledi, a longtime wine enthusiast […]

Darioush 2007 Shiraz Duel Napa Valley

As a young man growing up in Iran, where his father made wine as a hobby, Darioush Khaledi used to sneak sips from the barrel. Some 30 years later, he now owns one of the most versatile labels in the entire Napa Valley, producing Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Viognier. His […]