A crimson core that when tilted will dye the glass with a beautiful shades of violets. The nose is presented with a garland of winter spices, and dried sage. The spices are followed by tremendously ripe raspberries that are balanced with dark fruit driven by fresh Marion berry. The poise of acidity and fruit make for a seamless first taste. The palate is filled with a soft almost chocolate mousse... View More
A snapshot of earthy white pepper with a raspberry core sets off this dense, intense violet muse. Its linear, extracted body is more structure than splash, but what zooms into focus is tremendous clarity of character.
International Wine Cellar
Inky ruby. Intense aromas and flavors of bitter cherry, cassis, cured tobacco and candied flowers. Taut and spicy, with excellent clarity and structure but no rough edges. A youthful, focused wine that finishes with impressive thrust and resonating spiciness. Definitely give this wine some cellar time. Rating: 91(+?)
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... View More