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2018 DAOU Cabernet Sauvignon "Estate"

DAOU 2018 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: DAOU

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Adelaida District

State or country: CA

Price: $85

Cases produced: 1,200

KWG Score: 94.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94)

Review date: March 9, 2021

Wine Review: This deep ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a black currant and black cherry bouquet with hints of oak and earthy minerals. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, smooth and juicy. The flavor profile is black cherry and blackberry blend with nicely integrated graphite and some stone dust notes. We also detected hints of black currant and toasted coconut mixed in. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins build-up and linger for a very long time. That said, the tannins did settle down after being open for a couple of days. So, in the near term, the Panel suggests decanting this impressive Cabernet Sauvignon and pairing it with a ribeye steak. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: A deep, purple-black hue connotes lush aromas of black currant, crushed blackberry and dark chocolate with hints of licorice, violets and dried oregano. A focused, full-bodied palate boasts a powerful entry and concludes with a long, layered finish. Silky, integrated tannins provide beautiful structure, while an enchanting floral note adds freshness and precision. This wine is approachable now, but also has the grace and force to provide pleasure for decades to come.

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