Duel is an experimental winemaking endeavor dedicated to the belief that unexpected blends can be more compelling than solitary pursuits. The dueling Lion and Bull symbolize harmony and seasonal transition during the Persian New Year, Now Ruz. They represent two powerful and opposing forces embracing as one on the vernal equinox each Spring. Nature’s grace and brute in accord with one another, an apt metaphor for the duality expressed here between two distinguished varietals.
Blend – 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30%Shiraz
Darioush is a story of the harmonious blending of traditions – a culture of graciousness and thoughtfulness and one rooted in the ideals of individualism and opportunity. The Darioush estate comprises 120 acres in Southern Napa Valley spanning the Mount Veeder and Oak Knoll AVA’s. We believe truly unique wines reflect great vineyards, but also the character of the people behind them.