"The Daou brothers have continued to produce some of the finest wines to hail from Paso Robles and have proven over and over again that Napa Valley has no monopoly when it comes to producing Cabernets of the first order."
- Connoisseur's Guide to California Wine, April 2021
"There is something to be said about the nature of this variety (Cabernet Franc) in Paso, especially within the Adelaida District, which brings a distinct calcareous nature to its profile. Here, we found the best of its kind–augmented by the hand of Daniel Daou and his team."
- The Tasting Panel, February 2021
Wine Enthusiast included DAOU in the top 10 Cabernet Sauvignons tasted in 2019 out of a thousand bottles.
- Wine Enthusiast, January 2020
"Paso Robles might just rival Napa when it comes to Reds...Bottles of its (DAOU) Cabernet Sauvignons are now regularly earning critics' scores in the mid- to high-90s and competing with the best of California–and France."
- Robb Report, May 2019
"As I've said in the past, these wines compete with the best of Napa Valley and are some of the leading Bordeaux blends from Paso Robles."
- Jeb Dunnuck, November 2018
"Brothers Daniel and Georges Daou's deeply flavored, expressive, polished wines are consistently at the top of the Paso Robles heap of Bordeaux-inspired wines. They can stand toe-to-toe with the best that Napa has to offer, as I have experienced a number of times in blind tastings."
- Vinous, November 2018
"Paso Robles is showing steady gains, delivering quality that matches volume and producing stars such as DAOU Vineyards, from brothers Georges and Daniel Daou, whose Cabernet Sauvignon...is one of the winery's highest-rated bottlings to date, rivaling some of the best from Napa."
- Wine Spectator, August 2017
"...it's the finest 100% Cabernet Sauvignon I've tasted from Paso Robles and it will stand toe-to-toe with the best coming out of Napa."
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2015
"A growing number of Paso Robles vintners are proving that world-class Cabernet is not exclusive to Napa Valley, and this bottling from DAOU emphatically makes the point."
- Connoisseur Guide to Wine, April 2015