2015 RESERVE AUX
This Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre bottle with 16 months in 70% new French oak is DAOU tribute to Rhône varietals with notes of blackberry-balsamic reduction, black tobacco, black sage and a brooding spice character on this blend.
A delightful nose of freshly sliced strawberries, crème de cacao and cherry pipe tobacco. Secondary aromas offer subtle earthy notes of forest floor, white truffle, pencil shavings and just a touch of desert sage. On the palate, generous flavors of black cherry, plum, Zante currant and cranberry evolve gracefully and elegantly.