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2018 Daou Reserve Seventeen Forty

Removed from a temperature controlled wine cellar; Purchased direct from winery

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RATINGS

94Vinous / IWC

Dark berry liqueur, fruitcake, smoky oak and vanilla on the highly perfumed nose. Stains the palate with intense black/blue fruit, mocha and floral pastille flavors and baking spice and mineral nuances... Finishes on a gently tannic note, displaying sharp focus and strong, fruity persistence.

94Jeb Dunnuck

...bouquet of ripe black and blue fruits, chocolate, violets, sappy herbs, and damp earth... Full-bodied, it offers beautiful purity, a clean, balanced mouthfeel, and a great finish.

91-93The Wine Advocate

...spiced plums, dried herbs, soil, violets and cedar aromas...medium to full-bodied palate is silky, mineral driven and restrained with great lift and a long finish.

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.