DAOU Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Cabernet Sauvignon from Central Coast, California
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.2%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
The 2010 DAOU Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a sensation. Thick, slow moving tears tint the glass with a vibrant violet hue. The nose has a bouquet of fresh cut lilacs combining with sensations of shaved dark chocolate. The intense yet subtle aromas the palate is treated to include pressed raspberries, blackberries and loganberries. Secondary aromas on the back of the palate include cedar, tobacco and winter spices. The bright, fresh acidity combined with subtle tannins are a testament to the quality of commitment to Cabernet grown on DAOU Mountain.
"More serious and rich, with more mid-palate depth and richness, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is comprised of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot that spent 18 months in 80% new French oak barrels. Rich, concentrated and medium to full-bodied, it firms up nicely on the finish with ripe, polished tannin. Already delicious, it nevertheless has the depth and structure to evolve for over a decade. Drink now-2020. "
The Wine Advocate
"Rich, dense, soft and incredibly concentrated, this Cabernet gives wave after wave of blackberry jam, chocolate, licorice and cedar flavors. Feels elegant, complex and fine."
"Inky ruby. Oak-spiced dark fruits and candied licorice on the nose and palate, with a floral nuance gaining strength with air. Fleshy and smooth in texture, displaying impressive depth and vivacity. Finishes on a sweet note, with velvety, harmonious tannins adding grip."
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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.
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