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2018 DAOU Red Blends or Varietals "Seventeen Forty Reserve"

DAOU 2018 Seventeen Forty Reserve

Winery: DAOU

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Seventeen Forty Reserve"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 78% Cabernet Franc & 22% Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Paso Robles

State or country: CA

Price: $75

Cases produced: 1,500

KWG Score: 93.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: March 16, 2021

Wine Review: This deep purple colored Cabernet Franc offering from DAOU opens with a gentle strawberry and red raspberry bouquet with hints of black cherry and light leather. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium plus acidity. We also found it to be balanced and juicy. The flavor profile is a mulberry, graphite and red plum blend with hints of oolong tea and a touch of cocoa. The finish is dry and its well-managed mild tannins make their presence know but do not get in the way at all. The Panel would let this wine breath for just a little while and then pair it with a ribeye steak or with a wild boar ragu over pasta. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: This wine is one of our most anticipated and coveted wines of the year. A blend of mostly Cabernet Franc along with some Merlot. It is decadent, rich, and opulent while illustrating wonderful spices that are typical to the Cabernet Franc varietal. On the palate, the wine offers enormous flavors of black raspberry, blueberry, chocolate and black plums.

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