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 Soul of a Lion 2016
“Slated for bottling in August, the 2016 Soul Of A Lion is another immensely promising example of this Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated cuvée. Tasted from barrel, the wine reveals a deep and complex bouquet of smoky cassis, incense, ripe plums and rich soil. On the palate, it’s full-bodied, layered and complete, with imposing power and savory structure framing a deep core of fruit. There’s more depth and dimension here than in the 2015 rendition, and I suspect it will be even better.”
(94-96) points, Wine Advocate
86 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot. Aged 22 months in 100% new French oak