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2021 DAOU Cabernet Sauvignon "Estate"

DAOU 2021 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: DAOU

Vintage: 2021

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Paso Robles

State or country: CA

Price: $95

Cases produced: 2,250

KWG Score: 94.2 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94.5)

Review date: March 3, 2024

Wine Review: This dark mulberry colored Cabernet Sauvignon from DAOU opens with a black currant and black cherry bouquet with hints of graphite, blueberry, and tobacco. On the palate, this wine is full bodied with integrated medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is nicely balanced, smooth, and voluptuous. The flavor profile is chocolate and black cherry-cola blend with notes of blackberry. We also detected some hints of black tea, toasty oak, strawberry, and integrated stony minerality. The finish is dry, and its managed refined moderate tannins are nicely sustained. The Tasting Panel would decant this Cab for a while before enjoying it by the fireplace. With food we would pair it with beef wellington. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Each year, the DAOU Estate Cabernet Sauvignon showcases what is possible from DAOU Mountain in the masterful hands of Winemaker Daniel Daou. The 2021 vintage delivers stunning aromas of raspberry, cranberry, blackberry, cassis, tobacco, and toffee. With time in the glass, the bouquet releases accents of leather, mineral, chocolate, and cinnamon. The palate is distinguished by mouthwatering acidity, rounded structure, and measured intensity. Flavors of blueberry, cherry, strawberry, and boysenberry are seamlessly interwoven with hints of graphite, toasted almond, mocha, and baking spice all culminating in a resoundingly elegant finish. An age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon that will reward careful cellaring for many years to come.

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