We are pleased to announce your 2023 Spring Allocation. Members enjoy first access to DAOU's newest vintages.
March 28th: We prepare your Allocation
April 8th: Window to customize your Allocation ends
April 10th: Your Wine is packed & sent to fulfillment
April 17th: Wines start to ship out (customized allocations ship week of April 24th)
April 14th: Pick up at DAOU Mountain available (for pickup members)
May 14th: 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.
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
Cuvée Lizzy is a classic Bordeaux-style blend from the terroir of DAOU Mountain. Dark and intensely hued 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 mountains 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: Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon
The 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: Petit Sirah, Tempranillo, and Tannat
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.
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
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
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
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
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