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2019 DAOU Cabernet Sauvignon "Soul of the Lion"

DAOU 2019 Soul of the Lion

Winery: DAOU

Vintage: 2019

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Soul of the Lion"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc & 10% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Adelaida District

State or country: CA

Price: $150

Cases produced: 5,000

KWG Score: 97.1 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (96.5)

Review date: January 19, 2022

Wine Review: This pitch-black colored Cabernet Sauvignon from DAOU opens with a black raspberry and black cherry bouquet with hints of vanilla and cola. On the palate, this wine is full bodied with integrated medium acidity. The mouthfeel is very well-balanced, extremely smooth, and elegant. The flavor profile is a black currant and black cherry blend with notes of fine-grained chalky minerality and oak. We also detected hints of boysenberry in the mix. The finish is dry, and its dusty tannins and flavors show very nice length. The Panel would pair this Cab with porterhouse steak. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The 2019 Soul of a Lion explodes from the glass with a kaleidoscope of aromas and flavors, including blackberry, blueberry, black currant, dark cherry, sweet tobacco, and licorice. An added floral dimension imparts an integrated sense of elegance and freshness. While full-bodied with ultra-high phenolic levels, this wine maintains its evenness and poise through an extraordinarily long finish. Structured, balanced, and powerful, the 2019 Soul of a Lion will reveal its full magnitude after several years of careful cellaring.

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