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. — 7 days ago
Low-cost, drinkable Cabernet. Smells like cinnamon, vanilla and cherry. Soft fruit, medium bodied, and sweetly spicy. Good for salty snacks to balance out the fruit. Will buy again. — 14 days ago
Very dark with rich sweet smooth finish — 13 hours ago
This is a nice surprise. A great Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles.
Showing black fruits with chocolates, cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, mocha, coke, maple, brown sugar and peppercorn.
Full bodied, bold and very fruity. Dry to off dry on the palate.
Nice length on the finish with soft tannins.
Good by itself or with food and good for parties.
15% alcohol by volume.
$53. — 18 days ago
Dark ruby hue with high saturation. Aromas and flavors of cassis, cedar, cherry, graphite, licorice, mocha, plum, and smoke. Full-bodied, with heavy tannins and medium-high acidity. Bold, balanced, and intense on the palate. A long, satisfying finish with a hint of pepper and vanilla. Incredible QPR. — 4 days ago
This is a nice red blend from Paso Robles. Showing Bing cherries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, spices, coffee, tobacco leaf, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.
Smells like a Pinot Noir from Oregon. Doesn't taste like that though. A Very interesting wine.
A great Food wine. Needs a few hours to open up properly. A little unbalanced and better with food.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
A blend of 53% Tannat, 21% Zinfandel, 13% Petite Verdot and 13% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged for 18 months in oak barrels.
Next day update : it becomes balanced and enjoyable by itself.
14% alcohol by volume.
$30. — 3 days ago
Light ruby hue with high saturation. Aromas and flavors of cassis, cherry, chocolate, oak, plum, smoke, strawberry, and vanilla. Full-bodied, with heavy tannins and medium acidity. Bold and beautiful on the palate, with a deep, lingering finish. — 13 hours ago
Still opening up and will need to update this. Cherry notes and firm but complementary tannin. Looking forward to this with my steak dinner. — 20 hours ago