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2020 DAOU Chardonnay "Reserve"

DAOU 2020 Reserve Chardonnay

Winery: DAOU

Vintage: 2020

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Reserve"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Paso Robles

State or country: CA

Price: $50

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 91.5 (based on 1 review)

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

Review date: February 6, 2022

Wine Review: This deep yellow colored Chardonnay from DAOU opens with a lemon verbena and golden delicious apple bouquet with hints of chalk dust and pineapple. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium acidity. The mouthfeel is clean, bright, and balanced. The flavor profile is a chalky mineral and lemon blend with notes of Anjou pear. I also detected hints of marzipan, pineapple, and a touch of caramel in the aftertaste. The finish was dry and pleasant. This Chard is food friendly and versatile. It paired very nicely with Lucia's Pollo e Zucca di Zucca aka sautéed chicken with butternut squash ravioli simmered in a parmesan cheese, and chiffonade fresh sage cream sauce. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The intensely fragrant 2020 DAOU Reserve Chardonnay offers enticing aromas of Asian pear, honeysuckle, Granny Smith apple, smoky oak, and warm buttered toast. Hints of pineapple, vanilla cream, hazelnut, and ginger round out the luscious nose. A voluptuous, succulent palate displays flavors of lemon meringue pie, pineapple, toasted almonds, and honeydew melon. Subtle notes of nutmeg, baked spiced apples, and nectarine unfold along a rich, silky texture. This fleshy, weighty Chardonnay ultimately finishes long and clean, with delightfully lingering flavors of lemon chiffon, tangerine, and vanilla bean.

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