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2019 Daou Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 7955082 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
22 $40
Item Sold Amount Date
I7977930 6 $40 Oct 17, 2021
I7972786 2 $40 Oct 10, 2021
I7950752 2 $40 Sep 12, 2021
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RATINGS

92-94The Wine Advocate

...pretty, fresh scents of dried herbs, graphite, violets, crushed blackcurrants and blue fruit notions...palate is gorgeous, with lifted, fresh fruit character and a structure that feels packed with pixelated tannins, and it finishes long and floral.

91-93Jeb Dunnuck

...nose of blue fruits (blueberries, cassis) as well as classic notes of lead pencil, crushed violets, chocolate, and a kiss of minerality...full-bodied, has a beautiful sense of freshness and purity, terrific balance, and a great finish.

PRODUCER

Daou

Daou is owned and operated by the brothers Georges and Daniel Daou. The men are engineers who had founded technology companies before starting a winery focused on producing Bordeaux-style wines. Natives of Lebanon, the Daou family fled the war-torn country when the brothers were young, settling for a while in the south of France, where the brothers first became interested in winemaking. Their Paso Robles estate produces red and white wines. The wines earn ratings in the mid- to high 90s. Wine Advocate has written that “along with l'Aventure and Booker, (the Daou brothers) make the finest Bordeaux blends from Paso Robles...”

REGION

United States, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles

Paso Robles AVA is midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, and it is considered one of the West Coast’s most exciting winemaking regions. With its hot, sometimes searingly dry and sunny weather, it is especially good country for growing warm climate grapes such as Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Because many Paso Robles wineries have been successful with blending these grapes into Rhone Valley-style wines, it is known as the Rhone zone of California. The AVA was created in 1983 and there are 32,000 vineyard acres. In late 2014 the AVA was divided into 11 smaller sub-appellations, so starting with 2015 vintages labeling will become more specific on Paso Robles wines, which will now also list sub-appellations. Located in San Luis Obispo County, Paso Robles, the town and its surrounding area, was traditionally a farming and ranching region. But from a few dozen wineries in the early 1990s to more than 200 today, the area is quickly becoming known for wine and risk-taking winemakers.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.