The 2013 DAOU Estate Soul of a Lion shows beautiful depth of color. The black velvety core leads to aromas of early spring violets, crushed blueberries, and shaved chocolate. The palate is seductively balanced by the unique tartness of black raspberries and concentrated oral complexity of crème de cassis. Nuanced vanilla bean, cedar forest floor, and spiced tobacco round out the spectrum flavors. Integrated tannins, bright acidity, and moderate alcohol naturally extend into a seamless finish that lingers on the senses. Made from maturing vines, this wine showcases the best of DAOU Mountain terroir.
Cabernet Sauvignon Clones 337, 412, 169, To Kalon 31; Cabernet Franc Clone 4; and Petit Verdot Clone 400.
Barrel Aging: 22 months in 100% new French oak Sylvain, Boutes, Taransaud, Special DAOU Barrel. The DAOU Barrel is a specialized barrel designed by Daniel Daou. It is made of rare, extrafine-grain pink wood (bois rosé) that is aged four to five years in the elements and finished with a custom toast.
82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 8% Petit Verdot