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Date Printed: 9/26/2016
DAOU Vineyards Chemin de Fleurs 2010
DAOU Vineyards Chemin de Fleurs 2010
(search item no. 119959)
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International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/26/2016: $35.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2014 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Fragrances of honeysuckle and orange blossom dominate the nose with hints of orange oil. Let the wine rest on your palate for just one moment longer to experience the abundant flavors of freshly sliced white peaches, orange cream and ripe mango. Striking balance of acidity and cream texture completes this excellent example of Rhone varietals masterfully blended.

Blend: 48% Grenache Blanc, 26% Roussanne, 26% Viognier

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About DAOU Vineyards:

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 by a tangible serenity. Hawks wheel and bank while the all-day sun caresses close planted rows of lush, emerald green vines. The 100 percent calcareous soil makes no sound as it passes out nourishment and only a gentle breeze flows up through the Templeton Gap from the Pacific. The quiet is bewitching; you want to lay down roots here, just as the four-year-old vines have done. But the sense of peace belies the serious industry at work on this 100 acre estate. No effort is spared to create the luscious varietals and blends that flow from this limited production winery. This kind of synergy happens rarely: superlative climate and terroir, super intensive vineyard culture, and cutting edge viticultural practice. You're more likely to find it in Bordeaux than Central California. Coupled with the infectious passion and gracious, family style hospitality of the Daou brothers, Georges and Daniel, the result is pure magic. The kind of magic that comes in a bottle.