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SPRING ALLOCATION 2023

We are pleased to announce the 2023 Spring Allocation and share a brand new, limited edition wine, the Cuvée de Famille. Additionally, with their allocation, DAOU Members are granted exclusive access to the latest wines by PATRIMONY, a PATRIMONY Estate Blanc and a PATRIMONY Estate Merlot. These wines are the first of their kinds, and we are so pleased to provide DAOU members with first access.

Current wine club allocation, featuring 4 bottles of wine
A bottle of Cuveé de Famille Cabernet Sauvignon

2020 CUVÉE de FAMILLE

A limited edition wine available exclusively to DAOU Members.

The 2020 DAOU Reserve Cuvée de Famille reflects Winemaker Daniel Daou’s mastery and passion for Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles. A deep garnet hue anticipates aromas of blackberry jam, raspberry, dried fruit and tobacco, all complemented with accents of cola and spicy grains of paradise. The palate is rich and rounded, flooding the mouth with flavors of pomegranate, cherry, blueberry, cocoa and chocolate-covered almond. Vibrant tannins and fresh acidity converge on a finely balanced finish.


Varietals: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Barrel Aging: 30% New French Oak for 30 months

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Bottle of Estate Cuvée Lizzy

2021 ESTATE CUVÉE LIZZY

Cuvée Lizzy is a classic Bordeaux-style blend from the singular terroir of DAOU Mountain. The 2021 vintage displays an impressively dark, inky hue. Aromas of blueberry, black cherry, blackberry and smoked meat gain added lift with notes of vanilla and espresso. The palate shows expansive volume with flavors of black fruits, cherry, dark chocolate, toasted almond and spice. A long, generous finish lingers with fine tannins and elegant acidity.


Varietals: 31% Malbec, 27% Petit Verdot, 22% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon

Barrel Aging: 80% New French Oak for 15 months

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Bottle of Reserve Unbound

2021 RESERVE UNBOUND

The 2021 DAOU Unbound is a daring cuvée of Petite Sirah, Tempranillo and Tannat. The nose is floral and earthy, showing aromas of blackberry, blueberry, tobacco and espresso. Flavors of dark fruits, grilled plum, dark chocolate and pomegranate cascade along a balanced, mouthwatering texture. Impeccable mid-palate weight is marked by fine acidity and tannin structure, leading to a medium long finish that will evolve favorably for years to come. A masterpiece of unconventional blending by Winemaker Daniel Daou.


Varietals: 60% Petit Sirah, 24% Tempranillo, 16% Tannat

Barrel Aging: 50% New French Oak for 15 months

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Bottle of Reserve rosé

2022 RESERVE ROSÉ

The 2022 DAOU Reserve Rosé comes from special Grenache fruit selected by Winemaker Daniel Daou. Light salmon hues reveal the wine’s Provençale inspirations. The nose is bright and summery, showing aromas of pineapple, guava, pear, nectarine and mango. Delicate floral and vanilla notes emerge as the wine opens up in the glass. Fresh, mouthwatering acidity cascades across the palate with flavors of juicy tropical fruit and citrus. A long, persistent finish lingers with luscious mineral textures.


Varietals: 97% Grenache Noir, 3% Sauvignon Blanc

Barrel Aging: 7 months in 100% neutral French Oak

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Bottle of Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

2020 ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Available in Select Allocations

Each year, the DAOU Estate Cabernet Sauvignon showcases what is possible from DAOU Mountain in the masterful hands of Winemaker Daniel Daou. The 2020 vintage offers a highly perfumed nose of wild cherry, blackberry and currant with notes of plum, persimmon, graphite and cigar box, all underscored by a crushed limestone minerality. The palate is voluptuous and vibrant, presenting generous flavors of fresh blackberry, blueberry compote, kirsch and cassis along with espresso, dark chocolate, vanilla and hints of lavender potpourri. Firm, well rounded tannins provide unmatched structure and body, while an elegant, persistent finish lingers with suggestions of black raspberry, currant and spiced plum. An age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon that will reward careful cellaring for many years to come.


93-96 Points by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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Bottle of Estate Chardonnay

2021 ESTATE CHARDONNAY

Available in Select Allocations

The 2021 DAOU Estate Chardonnay reveals how the Chardonnay grape achieves brilliant expression on DAOU Mountain. Rich aromas of lemon zest, honey, cinnamon toast and casaba melon are interlaced with floral notes of jasmine and hibiscus blossom. The nose is rounded out beautifully with impressions of spiced pear, toasted almond, vanilla bean and tangerine. A silky, voluptuous palate is generous with lemony freshness, juicy mango and sliced nectarine, followed by flavors of crisp green apple and papaya with accents hazelnut and nutmeg. This triumphant Chardonnay finishes elegantly with great length, leaving lingering essences of pineapple and tropical rainforest.


Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Barrel Aging: 10 months in 80% new French Oak

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Bottle of Reserve Eye of the Falcon

2020 RESERVE EYE OF THE FALCON

Available in Select Allocations

The DAOU Reserve Eye of the Falcon showcases Winemaker Daniel Daou’s artistry with Bordeaux-style blends. True to form, the 2020 vintage is an intense yet graceful blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. A rich ruby hue prefaces lively scents of blackberry, cassis, Bing cherry, plum and violet, while suggestions of leather, dried tobacco, sage and sandalwood enhance the wine’s aromatic complexity. A deep, juicy palate delivers generous flavors of black cherry, black plum and ripe blueberry with hints of kirsch, licorice, cedar and roasted almond. A soft, lengthy finish unfolds with plush tannins and lingering notes of cranberry, cocoa and graphite.


Varietals: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Petit Verdot

Barrel Aging: 18 months in 50% new French oak

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Be one of the first to have access to the newest wines from PATRIMONY ESTATE

Bottle of Patrimony Estate Blanc

2021 PATRIMONY ESTATE BLANC

The first white wine from PATRIMONY ESTATE.

Aged for 15 months in 88% new French Oak in a combination of cigar barrels and water bent barrels, crafted for longer aging of quality white wines. The nose boasts candied lemon peel and tangerine with hints of honeysuckle, yellow peach, and pear. Toasted Marcona almond strikes the palate with notes of grapefruit and jasmine. The mouthwatering acidity is perfectly balanced by the medium-bodied palate and a long finish, offering age-ability while being incredibly enjoyable now.


Varietals: 65% Sauvignon Blanc, 35% Sémillon

Cooperages: Cavin "Aphrodite" Chatillonnais Cigar Barrels & Seguin Moreau

Élevage: 15 months 88% new French Oak

Bottle of Patrimony Estate Merlot

2020 PATRIMONY ESTATE MERLOT

Exclusive access to the inaugural vintage of this esteemed wine.

Rich and opulent, this deeply colored 2020 PATRIMONY Merlot offers a vibrant nose of red currants, raspberry, and Toschi cherries. These juicy red fruits transfer to the palate alongside savory notes of woodsmoke, tobacco, and baking spices nuanced by elegant undertones of dried fig and black pepper. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, this wine offers a super plus texture with ripe tannins and silky-fresh acidity. An impeccable synchronicity between aroma, flavor, and texture.


Varietals: 100% Merlot

Cooperages: Taransaud Ref 102, Custom Barrel Jupille

Élevage: 27 months 100% new French Oak