Today’s Deal ~ 2014 DAOU “Reserve” Cabernet Sauvignon




A “Pavlovian Response” is what you’re in for every time you pop a cork of the 2014 Daou “Reserve” Cabernet Sauvignon!  From its POWERFUL INKY PURPLE hue to its aromas of CANDIED CHERRIES, LICORICE, and VANILLA, it sucks you in like a tractor beam with no escape in sight.  BUT, where this true Bordeaux-style cab really INVIGORATES your senses is its INCREDIBLE palate-staining RIPE BLACKBERRY and BLACK PLUM flavors.  Hints of spice and the perfect balance of tannin make for an ELEGANT, FLOWING finish.  Still need convincing?  At the winery, this baby would set you back $65/bottle, but we secured a SMOKIN’ 6 bottle + DEAL that will have you ordering this by the TON!!!  Plus, with a 93 point score from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, you know this wine is going to be on point!!!


Why DAOU?!?


Because, DAOU Vineyards produces some of the best wines from Paso Robles…BAR NONE!!!  The estate is situated high atop Adelaida Road conducive to producing impeccable cabernet sauvignon that rivals Napa Valley.  DAOU was once home to the legendary Hoffman Ranch where winemaking pioneer André Tchelistcheff, who perhaps best-known for his creation of Georges de Latour Private Reserve label, recognized this land as something truly unique.  Today, the DAOU estate is widely considered to be the birthplace of winemaking in Paso Robles.


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Wine Advocate -93 Points

 Tasting Notes:  “There’s roughly a thousand cases of the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, and this 100% Cabernet offers full-bodied, ripe and voluptuous notes of creme de cassis, black currants, coffee beans and ample sweet oak. It has a serious, tightly wound and tannic feel, and will benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and have 10-15 years of overall longevity.”



More on André Tchelistcheff

A feature length documentary film by Mark Tchelistcheff, goes further in detail to just how instrumental André was to winemaking.  Not only to California but to all the world.  It profiles his career and all the lives that he has influenced.  Click here for a brief synopsis about the James Beard Award winner.