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2015 Daou Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

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November 28, 2021 - $41

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RATINGS

92-93Vinous / IWC

Spice- and mineral-accented boysenberry and cherry-vanilla scents... Vibrant and expansive on the palate, offering appealingly sweet, oak-tinged black and blue fruit compote flavors that deepen and spread out slowly across the midpalate...very long, floral-tinged finish, which leaves behind sappy dark fruit, vanilla and licorice pastille notes.

92Wine Enthusiast

Deep and dark aromas of black currant, elderberry jam, dark chocolate and an elegant layering of herbs show on the nose of this bottling. There's a dense frame of opulent black cherry and purple flowers on the sip, which is framed by upright yet smooth tannins.

91The Wine Advocate

...ripe cassis, blackberry preserves, dried herbs, incense and dusty earth notions with a hint of smoked meat. The medium to full-bodied palate reveals a firm, fine-grained backbone with layered, relatively elegant fruit expression and a long and earthy finish.

91+ Jeb Dunnuck

...black and blue fruits, with lots of graphite/pencil lead, licorice and crushed rocks aromatics.

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.