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2020 DAOU Red Blends or Varietals "Bodyguard"

DAOU 2020 Bodyguard

Winery: DAOU

Vintage: 2020

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Bodyguard"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 65% Petit Verdot & 35% Petite Sirah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Paso Robles

State or country: CA

Price: $40

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 91.5 (based on 2 reviews)

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

Review date: December 10, 2022

Wine Review: This midnight purple colored Petit Verdot and Petite Sirah blend opens with a violet, black plum, and blackberry bouquet with hints of pine forest and black tea. On the palate, this wine is full bodied with medium acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, round and very savory. The flavor profile is mocha, stewed plum and espresso blend with notes of minerality and blackberry. We also detected hints of oak and black tea. The finish is dry, and its moderate tannins stick around for quite some time. This young wine definitely benefits from aeration. It flavors evolve nicely the longer this wine is open. The Tasting Panel would pair this red blend with braised short ribs after a good long decant Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The 2020 Bodyguard is the newest edition to the collection from winemaker Daniel Daou. Bold and brooding, it displays a vivid, deep purple hue accompanied by an intense nose of chocolate-covered blueberry, black raspberry, Zante currant, pencil lead and damp forest floor. Secondary layers reveal notes of kirsch, fennel, black olive, and a hint of cool wintergreen. A lush palate of black plum, dried cherry and blackberry is supported by a firm structure with polished fine-grained tannins. Highlights of dusty leather, dried sage and truffle add layers of complexity that complement the rich, dark fruit. The finish strikes an impressive balance of power and grace, with lingering notes of currant, dark chocolate, and crushed stone minerality that enhance the fullness of the experience.

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