DAOU 'Heart of a Lion' Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
TASTING NOTES: FROM AN ARTIST
“This wine explodes from the glass with a kaleidoscope of aromas and flavors, including blackberry, blueberry, blackcurrant, dark cherry, sweet tobacco and licorice. An added floral dimension imparts an integrated sense of elegance and freshness. While full-bodied with ultra-high phenolic levels, this wine maintains its evenness and poise through an extraordinarily long finish. Structured, balanced and powerful, the 2018 Soul of a Lion will reveal its full magnitude after several years of careful cellaring.”
Daniel J. Daou
Co-Proprietor / Winemaker
THE RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF THE EXTRAORDINARY
Hailed decades earlier as a “jewel of ecological elements” by legendary winemaker André Tchelistcheff, DAOU Mountain was rediscovered by brothers Georges and Daniel Daou in 2007.
Their quest for a sublime terroir ended here, on steep slopes that ascend to an elevation of 2,200 feet, all blessed with the type of calcareous clay soil found in the greatest appellations. Driven by the brothers’ passion for world-class, accessible wine, and their continuous innovation and artistry, the Adelaida District would soon become the world’s newest benchmark for Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux varieties. Still family-owned and operated, in the relentless pursuit of the extraordinary we create exceptional wine, emotional connections and elevated experiences of life affirming joy.
VARIETALS | Cabernet Sauvignon 78% Cabernet Franc 12% Petit Verdot 10%
BARREL AGING | 22 months in 100% new French oak
ABV | 14.8%
ACCOLADES | 97 Point Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate