About the Wine
The 2018 DAOU Cabernet Sauvignon is an outstanding wine from Paso Robles. This Cabernet Sauvignon is made up of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc aged 11 months in 60% new French oak. Believe me when I say, it can go head to head with many Napa Cabs. This wine was shaped by the passion, imagination and life experiences of Georges and Daniel Daou.
The 2018 vintage shows characteristics that are rich and sophisticated on the nose with currant, black cherry, cedar and eucalyptus, and displays undertones of briary blackberry and wet gravel. Ancillary aromas of coffee and cocoa are rounded out nicely with notes of crushed sage and baking spice. Full bodied and formidable on the palate, offering enticing and juicy wild blackberry, Oregon blueberry and crisp black cherry flavors. Hints of plum and mulberry are accentuated with fig, black olives and fine leather. Excellent structure and harmony between the pure fruit core and firm, supple backbone of polished tannins. Finish is surprisingly elegant for a wine of such power. Silky and smooth, ending on lovely notes of sweet cherry and boysenberry.
This Cabernet Sauvignon is best with nearly all red meats including prime rib, New York strip and filet mignon. If you don’t eat meat, try pairing it with a pepper crusted ahi tuna steak.
The Wine Down
This wine is an amazing young wine. It is bold, rich, with a silky smooth finish. The Daou Cabernet has become one of my favorite Cabs. It is of great value and dominates Napa Cabs that are triple the price.
You can find this bottle for under $25 which is insanely rare for it’s finesse.
If you’re ever in Paso Robles make sure to visit DAUO Winery. Georges and Daniel Daou who are inseparable as brothers, best friends, and visionaries have an amazing story of how they fell in love with wine. They are a testament to the timeless bonds of love and family. The winery is just gorgeous. Curated tastings, culinary pairings, immaculate grounds and the panoramic mountain top vistas await you.
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The bowl of corks—–is that just from November?…..:)
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