Daou Vineyards Reserve Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

$54.99

94 points - new discovery                      Daou is making some of the best Cabernets in Paso Robles today. Highly recommended. 94 Points Robert Parker:  "Another beauty is the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, and it has impressive purity and freshness in its notes of plums, violets, currant bud and sappy herbs. Slightly softer and more approachable than its 2014 counterpart, with less obvious tannin, it's a rich, sexy Cabernet that should drink nicely on release, yet keep for over a decade." A classically styled Cabernet with a highly perfumed nose offering black cherry, cassis, anise and black olive, together with notes of plum, graphite, dried herbs, crushed gravel and Oregon blackberry. Secondary aromas of leather, cigar box and incense reveal deep, harmonious complexity. Powerful, bold and brooding, bursting with layers of black and blue fruits. Boysenberry, blueberry, spicy currant and black plum with accents of sandalwood and toffee. Dark roast espresso, hints of vanilla and lavender potpourri. Flavors are focused in their intensity and beautifully structured, balancing power and finesse throughout the mid palate. A continuing evolution of pure fruit flavors is experienced with this wine’s amazingly long and elegant finish. Will age extremely well. In the golden, oak-studded hills of Paso Robles' fabled west side, not far from William Randolph Hearst's magnificent castle, there is a man with a Homeric vision. His name is Daniel Daou and he is devoting his life and every imaginable resource to creating, first and foremost, a Cabernet Sauvignon that rivals the very best in the world. Gracefully perched atop a stunning promontory at 2,200 feet, the DAOU Spanish Colonial style winery is embraced by a tangible serenity. This kind of synergy happens rarely: superlative climate and terroir, super intensive vineyard culture, and cutting edge viticultural practice. You're more likely to find it in Bordeaux than Central California.

Share Daou Vineyards Reserve Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 on FacebookShare Daou Vineyards Reserve Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 on TwitterShare Daou Vineyards Reserve Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 via email

Ratings on Delectable

Boris Mathiszik Delectable Pro

Delicious. Daou Vineyards tasting at NCWC 10/27/17.

Delicious. Daou Vineyards tasting at NCWC 10/27/17.

9.2

Patrick Derdeyn Delectable Pro

Granted it’s young, but this was a touch heavy handed on the oak for me. The vanilla overwhelmed the mid palate fruit and I don’t think there is enough tannic structure to allow it to integrate well. Drinks well now as a steakhouse kind of wine.

Granted it’s young, but this was a touch heavy handed on the oak for me. The vanilla overwhelmed the mid palate fruit and I don’t think there is enough tannic structure to allow it to integrate well. Drinks well now as a steakhouse kind of wine.

9.0

Mary Kay Goodson

Very drinkable, balanced. Low tannins. Fruity. Not too much personality.

Very drinkable, balanced. Low tannins. Fruity. Not too much personality.

9.4

Carrie Gilchrist

Loved!!! Enjoyed at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse.

Loved!!! Enjoyed at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse.

9.7

M. Christopher Roebuck

It's got that thing that I hate. Will do my best to give it time. Well, I can't buckle under the pressure of pros and prior reviewers. This sucks. I don't like their base cab nor this reserve. I'm not sure what I'm missing. But no..... 89 points

It's got that thing that I hate. Will do my best to give it time. Well, I can't buckle under the pressure of pros and prior reviewers. This sucks. I don't like their base cab nor this reserve. I'm not sure what I'm missing. But no..... 89 points

8.9

Tigran Hayrapetyan

Dear ruby and full of flavor. This wine has so much texture and long smooth finish.

Dear ruby and full of flavor. This wine has so much texture and long smooth finish.

9.4

Ben Mar

With Justin and Andrew

With Justin and Andrew

9.1

Kevin Gordon

Smooth, medium to full bodied with hints of cherry. Low tannins. Paired wonderfully with steak.

Smooth, medium to full bodied with hints of cherry. Low tannins. Paired wonderfully with steak.

9.3

Karen Larson

Dry, rich fruit forward, better with food

Dry, rich fruit forward, better with food

8.8

Lindsey Butcher

In Solvang in January 2017

In Solvang in January 2017

10

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.