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2018 DAOU Red Blends or Varietals "Mayote"

DAOU 2018 Mayote

Winery: DAOU

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Mayote"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 45% Syrah, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon & 15% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Adelaida District

State or country: CA

Price: $100

Cases produced: 1,200

KWG Score: 95.5 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94.5)

Review date: January 15, 2022

Wine Review: This deep purple colored Syrah and Cab based blend opens with a red currant and black cherry bouquet with hints of cranberry and blueberry. On the palate, this wine is full bodied with medium acidity. The mouthfeel is smooth, silky, and extremely well-balanced. The flavor profile is a blend of blueberry and refined graphite along with notes of black coffee and mocha. We also detected hints of strawberry, cherry, and oak. The finish is dry, and its fine dusty tannins are nicely extended. The Panel would pair this red blend with steak frites. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The 2018 Mayote boasts an opaque purple-black color with explosive aromas of violet, lilac, boysenberry, black cherry, and blackberry pie. The palate delivers prodigious flavors of black and blue fruits with hints of vanilla bean, pencil shaving, licorice, cigar ash and chocolate-covered cherries. The tannins are silky and well-integrated, allowing the wine’s beautiful freshness and complexity to resonate across a long, enduring finish.

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