2017 RESERVE CHARDONNAY
92 points, Wine Enthusiast
Aged 11 months in French new oak barrel, being the most flavored and balanced in the DAOU Chardonnay program. Grown in the temperate western hills of Paso Robles, this voluptuous and voluminous wine is not to be missed.
This delectable and delicious offering from the temperate western hills of Paso Robles shows bright citrus, honey, and warm toast aromas accompanied by hints of tangerine and orange blossom, with notes of vanilla, lemon chiffon and nutmeg spice. These are followed by subtly nuanced traces of white peach, jasmine and hazelnut. Voluptuous and voluminous on the palate, with cascading flavors of pineapple, nectarine, sweet casaba melon and cinnamon toast, the silky texture unveiling further layers of honeysuckle, lemon meringue and cashew. Plenty of weight and substance graced with a refreshing crispness. Finishing long and clean, with rainforest floral and tropical fruit notes accented with spiced pear, toasted almonds and caramel apple.