“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
Out of 546 wines reviewed in The Wine Advocate's 2020 Winter Release, only one other winery besides DAOU received 97 Points. 25 DAOU wines received 95 Points or higher. 6 DAOU wines received 98+ Points. 1 DAOU wine received 97-100 Points.
- Wine Advocate, Winter 2020
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 wine 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