Daou Vineyards Estate Patrimony Caves de Lions 2018
"The 2018 Cave des Lions is a barrel sample of about 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Cabernet Franc, aging in 100% new French oak. It comes from fruit that grows in front of the Daou family home. Opaque purple- black in color, it has the most singular nose loaded with kaleidoscopic aromas: cigar ash, English breakfast tea, rooibos, hibiscus, iron, crushed stone, blackcurrant jam, blackberry pie, vanilla bean, Morello cherries, chocolate box and cigar box. I’ve never smelled anything like this—it's like staring into a well of archetypal Cabernet Sauvignon. Medium to full-bodied, the satiny palate spreads its glorious flavor wings, with unbelievable melting tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long and very layered. This is unreal!"
99 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Earthy scents of truffle and licorice tempt the palate for further investigation. A minty overcoat douses a deep, rich blackberry core. Black tea and dark chocolate tannins wrap around the tongue; a chalky sensation, as crushed stone intertwines with dried heather. More Bordeaux-like than Paso; more Paso than anywhere else in the world."
100/100 points - www.tastingpanelmag.com
|Region||Paso Robles Wine Country|
100 / 100 Cellarmaster Value Rating