2018 Daou Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Paso RoblesBlend from United States
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- 91-93 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 93 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
- 92 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
91-93 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Petit Verdot, 2% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc. It is still in barrel and will age about 18 months in 50% new French oak. The nose opens with tar, cassis and gentle blue fruit touches with notes of dried herbs, milk chocolate and coffee beans. The medium to full-bodied palate is lushly fruited but very fresh, with lifted herbal character, bright freshness and a firm but very finely grained structure, finishing long.
93 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
Deep, shimmering ruby. Red and black currant, smoky oak and a hint of vanilla on the highly perfumed nose. Stains the palate with pliant cassis, bitter cherry, mocha and floral pastille flavors, while spice and mineral nuances lend back-end cut. Fleshy and deep but surprisingly lively as well, with well-knit tannins framing a finish that displays excellent focus and strong, fruity persistence. 50% new French oak.
92 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
A mix of estate and purchased grapes brought up in 50% new French oak, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve has a pretty bouquet of spiced black fruits, spring flowers, graphite, and lead pencil notes. It has a wonderful elegance as well as full-bodied richness, no hard edges, and a great finish. It will stand up to any Cabernet at this price in California.
91-93 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
93 - Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
92 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
|Varietal(s)||Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Franc|
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, lead, cedar, molasses, dark fruit, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, mocha, leather, vanilla, tobacco, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, broccoli, berry and flower|