Daou Vineyards

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

9.0794 ratings
8.844 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

In hills of Paso Robles, not far from Hearst castle, there is a man with a Homeric vision. His name is Daniel Daou and he is devoting his life to creating outstanding Cabernet’s. Deep red with complex dark berry nose, aged for 11 months on French oak (60% new). On the palate blackberry, tart cherry and a licorice twist, gentle background spice with savory fine tannins. Medium+ finish ending with cacao and earthy herbs. Great value. I also tried the Reserve which is something special.

In hills of Paso Robles, not far from Hearst castle, there is a man with a Homeric vision. His name is Daniel Daou and he is devoting his life to creating outstanding Cabernet’s. Deep red with complex dark berry nose, aged for 11 months on French oak (60% new). On the palate blackberry, tart cherry and a licorice twist, gentle background spice with savory fine tannins. Medium+ finish ending with cacao and earthy herbs. Great value. I also tried the Reserve which is something special.

May 21st, 2018
Jesse Pender

Assistant Winemaker Delicato Family Vineyards

8.6

Fruit driven. Oak and depth were lacking.

Fruit driven. Oak and depth were lacking.

Mar 4th, 2018
Rafael Landestoy

Surprisingly nice for the price point. Full of cherries on the nose. Drinks like a much more expensive bottle of wine.

Surprisingly nice for the price point. Full of cherries on the nose. Drinks like a much more expensive bottle of wine.

4 people found it helpfulMay 31st, 2013
Boris Mathiszik

Exciting to taste the '15 vintage. Young, but beautiful. Will be a great wine two years from now. Rating upped from 9.1 11/5/16. Rating re-affirmed 3/30/17. Still young and powerful, but more settled and starting to shine. WS 93pts 10/2017. Tasting 4/20 - incredibly smooth now. Rating upped to 93.

Exciting to taste the '15 vintage. Young, but beautiful. Will be a great wine two years from now. Rating upped from 9.1 11/5/16. Rating re-affirmed 3/30/17. Still young and powerful, but more settled and starting to shine. WS 93pts 10/2017. Tasting 4/20 - incredibly smooth now. Rating upped to 93.

2 people found it helpfulSep 2nd, 2016
Corey Zamora, CSW

Lush paso fruit, sweet smoke, licorice flavors. Great cab for sub 25

Lush paso fruit, sweet smoke, licorice flavors. Great cab for sub 25

2 people found it helpfulDec 18th, 2014
Jeff Shapiro

A lot of layers; black raspberry, cassis, spice and licorice. This young Cab will only get better. Picking up on chocolate and plum too. Chewy texture.

A lot of layers; black raspberry, cassis, spice and licorice. This young Cab will only get better. Picking up on chocolate and plum too. Chewy texture.

1 person found it helpfulOct 27th, 2016
Alan McCullough

The winery is over the top to visit. Unfortunately, the wine is just a little over average. I bought this at Costco for $20 after a $30 tasting at the hill top winery. C'mon, Daou, be reasonable.

The winery is over the top to visit. Unfortunately, the wine is just a little over average. I bought this at Costco for $20 after a $30 tasting at the hill top winery. C'mon, Daou, be reasonable.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 16th, 2016
Jayme Marie Henderson

Ripe and juicy with a rich, lush finish. Definitely some toasty notes. Big red fruit notes. #cabernetsauvignon #daou #pasorobles #pasowine #california

Ripe and juicy with a rich, lush finish. Definitely some toasty notes. Big red fruit notes. #cabernetsauvignon #daou #pasorobles #pasowine #california

1 person found it helpfulSep 9th, 2015
Vinod Peris

Very smooth and balanced. Deep garnet color with hints of plums and licorice. Not too fruity, and nicely mellowed tannins.

Very smooth and balanced. Deep garnet color with hints of plums and licorice. Not too fruity, and nicely mellowed tannins.

1 person found it helpfulDec 14th, 2014
Daniel P. Drake

Tonight we had guests over and we opened the 2013 Daou Cabernet Sauvignon which was an enjoyable bottle of wine. Great QPR.

On the nose there is blackberry, black cherry, cassis, menthol and dry dusty soil.

On the palate there are notes of black cherry, blackberry, cassis, herbal notes, licorice, smokey oak and wet clean soil.

The wine is a medium to full bodied wine with medium + acidity and medium smooth tannins. A nice start to the night that was enjoyed by all. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷🖒

Tonight we had guests over and we opened the 2013 Daou Cabernet Sauvignon which was an enjoyable bottle of wine. Great QPR.

On the nose there is blackberry, black cherry, cassis, menthol and dry dusty soil.

On the palate there are notes of black cherry, blackberry, cassis, herbal notes, licorice, smokey oak and wet clean soil.

The wine is a medium to full bodied wine with medium + acidity and medium smooth tannins. A nice start to the night that was enjoyed by all. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷🖒

Apr 2nd, 2017