DAOU Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2016 750mL RPRobert Parker's Wine Advocate WEWine Enthusiast
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Tasted from barrel, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate reveals notes of cassis, blackberries, licorice and pencil shavings. On the palate, it's full-bodied, ample and powerful, amply endowed with fine structuring tannins and concluding with a long, dry finish. After the Merlot-, Cabernet Franc- and Malbec-based cuvées, this represents a return to the authority of Cabernet Sauvignon.Rating:92-94
This is a great way to experience the richness of Daou without hurting the bank account too much. Hedonistic aromas of candied black cherry, caramel, vanilla cake and cola lead into a rich and powerful palate that's soft in texture and lively with exotic plum and black currant flavors.
Just bottled, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is another outstanding wine. Black currants, licorice, charcoal and lead pencil notes all flow to a full-bodied, silky, polished and elegant Cabernet that's a delicious drink. Like the 2015, it was aged 11 months in 60% new French oak.
A well-built Cabernet, the 2016 Daou strikes an excellent balance between powerful ripeness and stylish palate presence. The wine's tempered palate presence of black fruit and savory oak position it as a perfect choice with mixed grilled meats. (Tasted: September 7, 2017, San Francisco, CA)