2013 DAOU ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON

2013 DAOU ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON
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93 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The flagship varietal of DAOU Mountain, the Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is the perfect expression of our terroir showcasing deep intensity and smooth tannins. 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Paso Robles
Aging
20 months in 100% new French oak
Bottling Date
June 2015
Alcohol %
14.5
Robert Parker
93
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This powerful, complex wine displays heady aromatics of black plum, black currant, frankincense, and sage enveloped by an inky purple color. This is followed by Oregon blackberry, cardamom, dark roast espresso bean, and cherry pipe tobacco with hints of vanilla, cinnamon toast, and saddle leather. Fine grained tannins provide structure and support for rich avors of black cherry, raspberry, and mulberries. A second layer offers fig, black olive, sandalwood, and dark chocolate accompanied by a very long finish. The velvety texture relinquishes subtle smoky notes of chocolate covered cherries and dried herbs.
Vineyard Notes
The 2013 vintage was one of the driest years on record. The lack of water caused early bud break, as well as smaller clusters and berries known for making wines with intense avors and concentrated dark fruit. An unexpected storm brought relief in May and allowed our soils to retain some moisture for the warm summer months. Overall, the temperatures during the growing season were ideal with August bringing temperatures in the 70s and low 80s. These cooler temperatures allowed plenty of hang time on the vine for the grapes to fully mature. Harvest began on September 10th and ended October 4th, giving DAOU Mountain a blockbuster 2013 vintage. All the elements came together to make “once-in-a-lifetime” wines with integrated tannins and silky structure that will withhold substantial aging.
Other Notes
100% Cabernet Sauvignon