2016 DAOU SOUL OF A LION FUTURES
The DAOU Estate Soul of a Lion is our most coveted and critically acclaimed wine. Each year, the next vintage is essentially sold out upon release due to high demand and limited production. With this in mind, we created our DAOU Estate Soul of a Lion Futures Program to reward our most ardent followers with the opportunity to secure an advance allocation.
This wine is so special that the Daou brothers named it after their father, Joseph Daou. Before he passed away, Joseph visited DAOU Mountain. While overlooking the new vineyard, he listened to his sons’ winemaking dream and gave his blessing. Soul of a Lion is a testament to that moment. It is a wine of power, complexity and imagination—a fitting tribute to the man and the father. The 2016 vintage is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Extravagantly layered and endowed with beautiful purity, it is a wine that will reward careful cellaring for many years to come.
Rated 95-97 points out of the barrel by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate