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2020 DAOU Cabernet Sauvignon "Reserve"

DAOU 2020 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: DAOU

Vintage: 2020

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Reserve"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Petit Verdot & 1% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Paso Robles

State or country: CA

Price: $50

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 91.7 (based on 2 reviews)

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

Review date: October 8, 2022

Wine Review: This pitch-black colored Cabernet Sauvignon opens with black currant, graphite, and smoky oak bouquet with a hint of black jellybean and shoe polish . On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, round and lush. The flavor profile is purple jellybean and blackberry blend with notes of smoky oak, mocha, and graphite. We also detected hints wild blueberry and Oreo cookie at the very end. The finish is dry, and its dusty tannins and flavors linger and last for a while. The Tasting Panel would pair this Cab with your braised short ribs. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Hailing from the exemplary 2020 vintage, this DAOU Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon showcases Paso Robles as a world-class region for Bordeaux-style wines. Classic aromas of Oregon blackberry, Zante currant and cherry pipe tobacco anticipate subtle notes of cranberry, baking spice, licorice, slate, and dark chocolate. The palate is voluptuous and velvety with a firm underlying structure. Lavish flavors of blueberry, black raspberry, wild cherry, and cassis are beautifully integrated with hints of truffle, dried herbs, and forest floor. A smooth, persistent finish lingers with impressions of sweet cherry, black plum, and mushroom. While polished and approachable now, this is a Cabernet Sauvignon that will continue to evolve with grace and nuance.

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