DAOU Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 750ml - The Grape Tray
DAOU Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 750ml
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DAOU Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region California, Central Coast, Paso Robles
Brand DAOU
Alcohol/vol 14.5%

Winery Notes:

The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon has heady aromatics that affirm this is a serious  wine for serious wine lovers. This wine displays black cherry, Zante currant, plum and blackberry up front, complemented by dark chocolate, tobacco leaf and cool menthol. Rounding out the nose are aromas of black olives, briarwood, fig and dried thyme. Bold and assertive on the palate with flavors initially dominated by dark fruits, Bing cherries, black raspberry, plum and pomegranate, accompanied by high note accents of cranberries and rhubarb. Midpalate delivers espresso and dried herbs with hints of fennel and cigarbox all seamlessly integrated together on a structure of very fine grain, plush and ripe tannins. A wine of complexity and depth with a purity of fruit and subtle layers of flavors and texture that harmonize and enhance. This wine constitutes a journey of the senses that begins with power and finishes with elegance and style.

Wine Enthusiast
  • we93

Aromas of black plum, black olive and violet lead into a texturally dynamic palate loaded with ripe but not overdone black currant, baking spice and vanilla flavors. Strong acidity drives the finish.

Matt Kettmann, October 1, 2019
Wine Advocate
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Tasted from barrel, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is very promising, revealing a youthfully primary bouquet of currants and plums that's already integrated its new oak. On the palate, it's full-bodied, richly structured and generous, with a sun-kissed core of fruit and a dry, fine-grained finish. A cuvée that includes purchased fruit, this is typically a great value. I'm looking forward to seeing it from bottle.

William Kelley, May 2018
Vinous
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(60% new French oak) Deep bright-rimmed ruby. Intense cherry and red berry scents, along with hints of cracked pepper, pipe tobacco and vanilla. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering concentrated red currant, bitter cherry and spicecake flavors that deepen slowly and turn sweeter on the back half. Fine-grained tannins build on a long, spice-laced finish that leaves behind a suggestion of cherry compote. In the context of top-notch California Cabernets, this wine delivers remarkable value.

Josh Raynolds, September 2018
Jeb Dunnuck
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Bottled two weeks ago, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon offers classic notes of blackcurrants, tobacco, licorice, smoked herbs, and as with the Pessimist, it’s a whole lot of wine for not much buck. From high up off Adelaida Road, the Daou brothers continue to make a massive lineup of stellar wines … In 2017, they opted to wait until after the heatwaves and then do extensive sorting, and this paid off brilliantly and I suspect they’ve made the top Bordeaux blends in the vintage.

November 2018