Brothers George & Daniel Daou discovered the land that was to become Daou Mountain 10 years ago, the result of their search to find an unrivalled terroir for the production of Cabernet Sauvignon. They bring the same drive, passion, exactitude & intensity that led these one-time refugees from the Lebanon to forge success in the business world to the cultivation of this land. The estate stands alone at 2,200 feet and is a true contender for ‘first growth’ stature with its soils, aspect and climate. This is partnered with the skill of the brothers in their pursuit of excellence in the vineyard and cellar.
Daou Vineyards Reserve Chardonnay 2017
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. Voluptuous and voluminous on the palate, with cascading flavors of pineapple, nectarine, sweet casaba melon and cinnamon toast, 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.
11 months in 50% new French oak