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Daou Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2012      Paso Robles; CA.          Our bttl price $22.99

91pts Robert Parker (v.2011)

“Paso Robles Cabernets are downright bargains by Napa standards.” – Steve Heimoff /Wine Enthusiast

“Whether you’re a collector or new to wine, Paso Robles and its wines are worth knowing better.” – Tim Fish/Wine Spectator

In the golden, oak-studded hills of Paso Robles’ acclaimed west side, there is a man with a Homeric vision. His name is Daniel Daou and he has been devoting his life and every imaginable resource to creating, first and foremost, a Cabernet Sauvignon that rivals the very best in the world!

Perched atop a stunning ridge at 2,200 feet (pictured), the Daou Cabernet winery vineyards are embraced by a tangible serenity, but all is not blissful here – Paso Robles’ west side experiences some of the largest temperature swings than in any other California wine region. It’s summer days range between 85 and 105 degrees, but often cool down by 40 or 50 degrees at night thanks to the evening fogs and cool breezes that roll in from the ocean – Mother Nature’s air-conditioner.

Following the two challenged vintages of 2011 and 2010, Paso Robles experienced a growing season in 2012 that wine critics are currently hailing as “unprecedented” and “possibly the best in decades”. As a result, the most prevalent of the red varietals grown here, Cabernet Sauvignon, flourished to heights comparable to Napa and Bordeaux. Likewise, according to Daniel Daou (pictured [rt.] with his brother Georges), “Paso Robles is the ultimate terroir for Cabernet Sauvignon.”

This kind of synergy happens rarely: super-intensive (Cabernet) vineyard culture, superlative climate and terroir amidst a dream vintage!

Production notes:

78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8.5% Merlot, 7.5% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot with 9 months in 60% new French oak.

Tasting review:

“Rich deep dark berry color with creamy mocha-espresso flavors is the first impression of this wine. The tannins are well integrated with the fruit and create a long finish that keeps going. It’s full bodied with a saturated finish while accompanied by bright acidity and infused by black current and cooked blueberries fruit. Balanced and intense, it showcases what Bordeaux varieties can perform when managed correctly.” – Daniel Daou, Winemaker.

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