DAOU Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
|Region||California, Central Coast, Paso Robles|
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is a barrel sample blended of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Petit Verdot, expected to age 20 months in 50% new French oak. It has a very deep purple-black color and is still very youthful on the nose, offering boisterous aromas of molten chocolate, licorice, blackberry pie, jamon di iberico, marionberry, cedar and sweet oak spices with a mineral streak and a whiff of blackcurrant bud. The palate is medium to full-bodied and silky smooth, with luscious fruits well-tamed by mineral and savory notions. It has very finely grained tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing very long and nuanced.
Not yet bottled, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Petite Verdot that will also spend 20 months in 50% new oak. Blueberries, blackberries, tobacco leaf, and spicy notes all flow to a medium to full-bodied, fresh, lively effort that shines for its terrific purity and balance.