Daou Vineyards Reserve Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Ratings on Delectable

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

A blend of 78% Cab Sauv, 12% Petit Verdot & 10% Merlot. Deep Ruby with complex dark berry nose, aged for 20 months on French oak (50% new). On the palate blackberry and cherry with notes of licorice and cedar spice. Vivid acidity, fine tannins, well balanced, long finish ending with mineral and smoky cedar character. Very nice!

A blend of 78% Cab Sauv, 12% Petit Verdot & 10% Merlot. Deep Ruby with complex dark berry nose, aged for 20 months on French oak (50% new). On the palate blackberry and cherry with notes of licorice and cedar spice. Vivid acidity, fine tannins, well balanced, long finish ending with mineral and smoky cedar character. Very nice!

9.0

Chris Harvey Delectable Pro

Whole mess of vanilla bean going on here

Whole mess of vanilla bean going on here

8.8

PM

Outstanding. A real step above their very good Cabernet not reserve. We loved it. Lush, full bodied, but still with Paso Robles smoothness.

Outstanding. A real step above their very good Cabernet not reserve. We loved it. Lush, full bodied, but still with Paso Robles smoothness.

9.5

Ryan Vento

I encroached on this wine with low expectations, even with the knowledge of Daou’s reputation and the pedigree they employ. I’ve never been a fan of Paso Robles and my only run-in with Daou was unimpressive, to say the least. I digress. Tonight’s bottle was purchased to assist my wife & I with putting up Christmas decorations and I think we chose wisely. The deep, dark fruits in this juice are brooding and dense, reminding me of a thick slab of blackberry/blueberry cobbler. The notes of anise & clove offer a nice touch of spice and are even more welcome around the holiday season. The delicate notes of vanilla are pleasing and nuanced. The mouthfeel is plush and voluptuous and has enough complexity to justify the price-point. This is a well-made wine; one that makes me re-think my position on Paso Robles.

I encroached on this wine with low expectations, even with the knowledge of Daou’s reputation and the pedigree they employ. I’ve never been a fan of Paso Robles and my only run-in with Daou was unimpressive, to say the least. I digress. Tonight’s bottle was purchased to assist my wife & I with putting up Christmas decorations and I think we chose wisely. The deep, dark fruits in this juice are brooding and dense, reminding me of a thick slab of blackberry/blueberry cobbler. The notes of anise & clove offer a nice touch of spice and are even more welcome around the holiday season. The delicate notes of vanilla are pleasing and nuanced. The mouthfeel is plush and voluptuous and has enough complexity to justify the price-point. This is a well-made wine; one that makes me re-think my position on Paso Robles.

9.2

Katie

A true cab. Tannins everywhere.

A true cab. Tannins everywhere.

8.0

Nikki Vlasic

Really really great wine! Thank you so much @James Vlasic ♥️ so thoughtful of you and Mom!!

Really really great wine! Thank you so much @James Vlasic ♥️ so thoughtful of you and Mom!!

9.5

S Christovich

Should open up even better and pair well with my dinner.

Should open up even better and pair well with my dinner.

8.9

Bruce Bristow

Good tannins, aroma and perfect balance. Great cab!

Good tannins, aroma and perfect balance. Great cab!

9.2

michael

Very smooth...had it with a bone i16 oz filet mignon

Very smooth...had it with a bone i16 oz filet mignon

Location

  • 43380 US Hwy 19 N
    Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

  • Hours:
    9am - 9pm every day

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