Spring 2022

Your Allocation

We are pleased to announce your 2022 Spring Allocation! This delightful assortment of wines was hand selected to give our members first access to the newest vintages of some of your favorite wines, including the Reserve Unbound, Reserve Rosé, Solomon Hills Pinot Noir, and the delightful Estate Cuvée Lizzy.

Key Dates:
March 29
: We prepare your Allocation
April 10
: Window to customize your Allocation ends
April 12
: Your Wine is packed & sent to fulfillment
April 18th:
Wines start to ship out
April 15: Pick up at DAOU Mountain available (for pickup members)
May 15:
Last chance to pick up

Please make sure to update your ship to address. Once the wine has been sent to fulfillment, a fee of $40 will be incurred if we need to intercept the package.

Details

2022 Spring Allocation 12 Vin 6 Vin 4Vin
2020 Reserve Unbound

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2018 Reserve Unbound Library Selection

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2019 Reserve Eye of the Falcon

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2

2

2021 Reserve Rosé

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2019 Reserve Seventeen Forty

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2020 Reserve Solomon Hills Pinot Noir

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2019 Estate Micho

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2020 Estate Cuvée Lizzy

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Customize Your Allocation

2019 Reserve
Eye of the Falcon

The 2019 DAOU Reserve Eye of the Falcon is a joyous marriage of two beloved Bordeaux varieties—Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. The nose offers vivid aromas of blackberry, cassis, bing cherry and saddle leather. Subtle notes of mulberry, kirsch, pencil shavings and milk chocolate are accented by crushed dried flowers and a suggestion of mint. On the palate, a torrent of juicy, concentrated fruit flavors includes boysenberry, plum, black currant and blueberry, all graced by hints of sage, sandalwood and black raspberry. The mouthfeel is layered, harmonious and firmly structured with a silky texture. Bright fruit ultimately yields to richer layers of exotic spice, cigar box and fennel, concluding with a long, elegant finish.

Varietals: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petit Verdot

Barrel Aging: 15 months in 50% new French oak

2019 Reserve
Seventeen Forty

Inspired by the wines of Saint-Émilion, the 2019 DAOU Reserve Seventeen Forty presents a harmonious marriage of Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The nose is rich and refined, revealing scents of ripe boysenberry, fragrant plum, sweet cherry, cocoa and pomegranate. Subtle notes of crème de cassis, black olive, pencil lead and sandalwood underpin the lush fruit aromas. Flavors of blackberry, cherry, dark chocolate and espresso dominate the palate, accented by hints of truffle, tobacco leaf and dried flowers. This wine is beautifully structured, with supple tannins that provide the backbone for a long, vibrant finish of black plum, currant, loganberry and mocha. While eminently approachable now, this 2019 vintage will reward careful cellaring for years to come.

Varietals: 51% Cabernet Franc, 49% Merlot

Barrel Aging: 18 months in 70% new French oak

2020 Reserve
Solomon Hills Pinot Noir

This limited-edition Pinot Noir comes exclusively from the famed Solomon Hills Vineyard, the westernmost vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley, just 11 miles from the Pacific Ocean. In 2020, a blockbuster vintage only elevated this pedigree, producing a wine that delivers deep concentration with balance and elegance. Exquisite flavors of cola, cherry, spice and raspberry showcase the vineyard’s cool-climate terroir. The palate is backed with great structure and savoriness, all leading to a mouth-filling experience through the finish.

Appellation: This single-vineyard selection hails from the famed Solomon Hills Vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley. This vineyard was planted in the 1990s by the Miller family—the family behind the legendary Bien Nacido Vineyard. Solomon Hills has since emerged as their crown jewel, and is renowned producing Pinot Noirs of elegance, richness and length.

Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Barrel Aging: 11 months in 80% new French oak

2019
Estate Micho

Micho is our signature marriage of two iconic Bordeaux varieties, showcasing the elegance, freshness and concentration that can only be attained on DAOU Mountain. With the highest phenolics this blend has seen, the 2019 vintage is one for the ages. A deep, ruby- purple hue foreshadows an enchanting floral character that transports the nose to a different dimension. The wine explodes from the glass with flavors of boysenberry, blackberry, dark chocolate and dried herbs, maintaining beautiful minerality and balance while exhibiting flawless structure. The finish is long, lingering and perfectly poised to the end.

Varietals: 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 49% Merlot

Barrel Aging: 20 months in 100% new French oak

2018 Reserve
Unbound Library Wine


The 2018 DAOU Unbound is an inky, dark purple hue that foreshadows the
heady aromatics of warm blueberry cobbler, elderberry and black currants. A structured yet elegant palate reveals luxurious layers of blue and black fruit flavors. Ripe plum and black raspberry notes are accented with hints of cigar box, crushed herbs, truffle, lilac and sandalwood, while silky, fine-grained tannins provide
ample support for the abundance of voluptuous fruit. A long, generous finish punctuates an experience that is positively sumptuous and pleasurable from beginning to end..

Varietals: 45% Petit Sirah, 35% Tempranillo, 20% Tannat

Barrel Aging: 16 months in 50% new French Oak

2020 Reserve
Unbound


The 2020 DAOU Unbound is a daring blend of Petite Sirah, Tempranillo and Tannat. This wine’s inky dark aubergine color hints at the depth and power to come. Heady aromas of warm blackberry cobbler, blueberry compote, plum jam and sage are accompanied by suggestions of sandalwood, dried herbs, cassis, pencil shavings and leather. Meanwhile, a trace of menthol complements the dark fruit profile. The palate is powerfully structured with firm but elegant fine-grained tannins that support a solid core of pomegranate, cherry, black raspberry, plum and forest floor earthiness. Secondary layers reveal dried herbs, wet stone, toffee and black currant. A generous, persistent finish presents hints of blackberry and blueberry balanced by black olive and truffle.

Varietals: 40% Petit Sirah, 34% Tempranillo, 26% Tannat

Barrel Aging: 15 months in 50% new French Oak

2021 Reserve
Rosé

This wine comes from special Grenache fruit selected by Winemaker Daniel Daou. This delightfully refreshing summer sipper offers scintillating aromas of sliced strawberries, Rainier cherry, kiwi, and quince. Notes of green apple and rhubarb accentuate the crisp, vibrant summer fruits. The palate presents delicious flavors of cranberry, sour cherry, and pomegranate, while generous melon and mango highlights are accompanied by light nuances of key lime and honeysuckle. A long, luscious finish lingers with hints of lemon zest, pineapple, and Granny Smith apple.

2020
Cuvée Lizzy

Cuvée Lizzy is a classic Bordeaux-style blend from the terroir of DAOU Mountain. Dark and intensely hued, the 2020 vintage explodes from the glass with aromas of violets, lilac, cigar box and black fruit. On the palate, it is full bodied and highly textural, accompanied by mineral undertones that reflect the mountain’s coveted calcareous clay soils. Exuding both structure and elegance, this wine finishes with silky, velvety tannins that allow it to show beautifully in its youth while delivering huge aging potential.

Varietals: 48% Malbec, 35% Cabernet Franc, 12% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

Barrel Aging: 15 months in 80% new French Oak