The 2016 Soul of a Lion is a balanced, elegant and rich wine from a superb vintage that allowed for extended hanging. The smooth and silky tannins are very well integrated with the fruit and acidity of the wine. In the glass, the wine reveals a deep and complex bouquet of cassis, black currant, licorice, incense, ripe plums and a hint of vanilla. On the palate, the wine is full bodied, layered and complex with a persistent finish. It is hard to drink this wine without respecting the great structure that will allow it to evolve nicely for years to come. A true blockbuster vintage that showcases the great power that comes from DAOU Mountain.

98 Points by Jeb Dunnuck
97 Points by Robert Parker
96 Points by Vinous
95 Points by Wine Enthusiast

Blend: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot
Barrel Aging: 22 months in 100% new French oak