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2018 DAOU Cabernet Sauvignon "Reserve"

DAOU 2018 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: DAOU

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Reserve"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Petit Verdot, 2% Merlot & 1% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Paso Robles

State or country: CA

Price: $60

Cases produced: 75,000

KWG Score: 93.1 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91.5)

Review date: February 19, 2021

Wine Review: This deep purple colored Cabernet Sauvignon from DAOU opens with a black cherry and lilac bouquet with hints of black plum, eucalyptus, blueberry and wet stone. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, round and juicy. The flavor profile is graphite, black currant and plum blend with notes of cherry-cola. We also detected hints of black olive and cedar. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins stick around for quite a while. We would decant this Cab in the near term as some aeration really brings it together. The Panel would pair this Cab with steak fajitas or short ribs. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: 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.

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