Daou Vineyards

Reserve Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

9.016 ratings
8.81 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Chris Harvey

Whole mess of vanilla bean going on here

Whole mess of vanilla bean going on here

Feb 16th, 2019
PM
9.5

Outstanding. A real step above their very good Cabernet not reserve. We loved it. Lush, full bodied, but still with Paso Robles smoothness.

Outstanding. A real step above their very good Cabernet not reserve. We loved it. Lush, full bodied, but still with Paso Robles smoothness.

Dec 24th, 2019
Ryan Vento

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.

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.

Dec 3rd, 2019
Katie

A true cab. Tannins everywhere.

A true cab. Tannins everywhere.

Mar 26th, 2019
Nikki Vlasic

Really really great wine! Thank you so much @James Vlasic ♥️ so thoughtful of you and Mom!!

Really really great wine! Thank you so much @James Vlasic ♥️ so thoughtful of you and Mom!!

Feb 16th, 2019
S Christovich

Should open up even better and pair well with my dinner.

Should open up even better and pair well with my dinner.

Feb 8th, 2019
Ben LaBolt

Worth the price point, good with food or just to drink.

Worth the price point, good with food or just to drink.

Dec 9th, 2018
Lauren Pattani-Wright

Wonderful cab

Wonderful cab

Dec 7th, 2018
Josh

2016

2016

Aug 19th, 2018
Bruce Bristow

Good tannins, aroma and perfect balance. Great cab!

Good tannins, aroma and perfect balance. Great cab!

Aug 1st, 2018