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Daou Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

External Review by Wine Gems @ Perriello's:

Paso Robles, CaliforniaVinous 91 points - (60% new French oak) Deep bright-rimmed ruby. Intense cherry and red berry scents, along with hints of cracked pepper, pipe tobacco and vanilla. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering concentrated red currant, bitter cherry and spicecake flavors that deepen slowly and turn sweeter on the back half. Fine-grained tannins build on a long, spice-laced finish that leaves behind a suggestion of cherry compote. In the context of top-notch California Cabernets, this wine delivers remarkable value..September/2018Wine Advocate 90 points - 90-92 - Tasted from barrel, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is very promising, revealing a youthfully primary bouquet of currants and plums thats already integrated its new oak. On the palate, its full-bodied, richly structured and generous, with a sun-kissed core of fruit and a dry, fine-grained finish. A cuvee that includes purchased fruit, this is typically a great value. Im looking forward to seeing it from bottle..August/2018Jeb Dunnuck 90 points - Bottle two weeks ago, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon offers classic notes of blackcurrants, tobacco, licorice, and smoke herbs, and as with the Pessimist, its a whole lot of wine for not much buck..November/2018Brothers Daniel and Georges Daous deeply flavored, expressive, polished wines are consistently at the top of the Paso Robles heap of Bordeaux-inspired wines. They can stand toe-to-toe with the best that Napa has to offer, as I have experienced a number of times in blind tastings. The entry-level Cabernet Sauvignon bottling, which includes purchased fruit, is a flat-out steal and makes by-the-glass appearances at top restaurants across the country. The upper-level wines, which are made from fruit grown in the Daous 92-acre mountaintop vineyard, are by no means inexpensive, but they are actually solid, even outstanding values relative to their peers from up north - even the ultra-luxe Patrimony bottling, which stands up to comparisons with any Cabernet Sauvignon that I know, from anywhere. - From Paso Robles 2016 & 2015: New Releases (Sep 2018) by Josh Raynolds

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Daou Vineyards and Winery:
In 2007, Daniel and Georges Daou search for the perfect terroir led them to the west mountain Adelaida area of Paso Robles, California.

External Reviews for Daou Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
02/12/2019

Paso Robles, CaliforniaVinous 91 points - (60% new French oak) Deep bright-rimmed ruby. Intense cherry and red berry scents, along with hints of cracked pepper, pipe tobacco and vanilla. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering concentrated red currant, bitter cherry and spicecake flavors that deepen slowly and turn sweeter on the back half. Fine-grained tannins build on a long, spice-laced finish that leaves behind a suggestion of cherry compote. In the context of top-notch California Cabernets, this wine delivers remarkable value..September/2018Wine Advocate 90 points - 90-92 - Tasted from barrel, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is very promising, revealing a youthfully primary bouquet of currants and plums thats already integrated its new oak. On the palate, its full-bodied, richly structured and generous, with a sun-kissed core of fruit and a dry, fine-grained finish. A cuvee that includes purchased fruit, this is typically a great value. Im looking forward to seeing it from bottle..August/2018Jeb Dunnuck 90 points - Bottle two weeks ago, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon offers classic notes of blackcurrants, tobacco, licorice, and smoke herbs, and as with the Pessimist, its a whole lot of wine for not much buck..November/2018Brothers Daniel and Georges Daous deeply flavored, expressive, polished wines are consistently at the top of the Paso Robles heap of Bordeaux-inspired wines. They can stand toe-to-toe with the best that Napa has to offer, as I have experienced a number of times in blind tastings. The entry-level Cabernet Sauvignon bottling, which includes purchased fruit, is a flat-out steal and makes by-the-glass appearances at top restaurants across the country. The upper-level wines, which are made from fruit grown in the Daous 92-acre mountaintop vineyard, are by no means inexpensive, but they are actually solid, even outstanding values relative to their peers from up north - even the ultra-luxe Patrimony bottling, which stands up to comparisons with any Cabernet Sauvignon that I know, from anywhere. - From Paso Robles 2016 & 2015: New Releases (Sep 2018) by Josh Raynolds


External Review
Vintage: 2014 09/10/2015

Soft ripe blackberries and cooked black current dominate the initial aroma both on the mouth and nose. The seamless texture of vanilla bean and holiday spices combined with rich black fruit and cedar are evidence of true balance. There are firm tannins that are softened by bright acidity. Finally, there are an explosion of ripe raspberries, and blueberries with a hint of tobacco and pepper on the finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 10/28/2013

The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon is a serious entry-level effort that delivers classic Cabernet character with plenty of black fruits, cassis, wild herbs and earthy qualities all showing on the nose. Medium to full-bodied, rich and balanced, with good acidity and ripe tannin, it’s a great intro into the estate and should drink nicely for 3–5 years. Drink now–2018.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 12/28/2013

The cool 2011 growing season contributed a graceful balance to this cabernet, the fruit sourced from a handful of vineyards on the west side of Paso Robles. It feels leaner than the typical Paso cab, and its flavors of cedar and black currant are classic and restrained, with a foresty streak that adds sophistication. Drink it over the next five years with grilled lamb chops.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 10/28/2013

Nicely oaky but well done, this red shows lots of creamy mocha-espresso flavors woven among its dark berry, cedar and spice notes, ending with a full-bodied, saturated finish. Drink now through 2022.



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