Paso Robles - The smooth and silky tannins are very well integrated
with the fruit and acidity of the wine. In the glass, the wine reveals a deep and complex bouquet of
cassis, black currant, licorice, incense, ripe plums and a hint of vanilla. On the palate, the wine is full
bodied, layered and complex with a persistent finish. It is hard to drink this wine without respecting
the great structure that will allow it to evolve nicely for years to come. A true blockbuster vintage
that showcases the great power that comes from DAOU Mountain.
Paso Robles - The 2018 vintage shows characteristics that are rich and sophisticated on the
nose with currant, black cherry, cedar and eucalyptus, and displays undertones of briary blackberry and wet
gravel. Ancillary aromas of coffee and cocoa are rounded out nicely with notes of crushed sage and baking spice.
Full bodied and formidable on the palate, offering enticing and juicy wild blackberry, Oregon blueberry and
crisp black cherry flavors. Hints of plum and mulberry are accentuated with fig, black olives and fine leather.
Excellent structure and harmony between the pure fruit core and firm, supple backbone of polished tannins.
Finish is surprisingly elegant for a wine of such power. Silky and smooth, ending on lovely notes of sweet cherry