2018 Daou Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2018 DAOU Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a shining example of world-class Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles. This wine’s magnificent nose is quintessential Cabernet Sauvignon, offering scents of dark chocolate, licorice, blackberries and cured meats with a touch of cedar. The palate delivers an explosion of fresh, dark berry fruits. Flavors of blackberry, juicy black cherry, cassis and cocoa are underscored by lovely accents of blueberry and raspberry. A silky palate is nicely integrated with hints of toasty oak, graphite, mineral and forest floor. Ripe fruits and exotic spices linger on a generous, full-bodied finish that promises excellent age-worthiness.
93-95+ points- Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
NAME2018 Daou Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
COUNTRY OF ORIGINUSA
ABOUT THE WINERY
Daniel Daou was one of the first to bring Cabernet clones to Paso Robles that deliver the highest possible quality-clones from the iconic regions of the world such as Bordeaux and Napa. His unparalleled focus on viticulture drove him to create an intense vine density planting structure – up to 3,630 vines per acre on steep slopes. With the mind of a scientist and the heart of an artist, Daniel created a proprietary phenolic system based on his palate that allows him to unlock some of the highest level phenolics in the world for Bordeaux varieties, resulting in some of the most intensely colored, age-worthy and aromatic wines in the world. Additionally, he has created a protocol in the vineyard that allows him to maneuver through climate change ensuring no damage to the grapes in the case of heat spikes. He leaves no stone unturned, no vine left behind.