The 2018 DAOU Eye of the Falcon showcases the mutual power and synergy of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. The deep, concentrated color is just the beginning of this massive blend. A complex, sophisticated nose offers aromas of black currant, cassis, sweet cherry and blackberry, with underlying layers of graphite, tobacco leaf, leather and wet gravel. Stunningly bright fruit flavors cascade across the palate, with impressions of juicy boysenberry, fresh blueberries and black currant accented by cedar, black plum and dried herbs.
The opulent fruit core transitions seamlessly to a robust mid-palate showing black olive, licorice and eastern spices, all finishing long and elegantly with black cherry, cocoa and plum. Powerful and rich, and polished in style and structure, this is nothing short of a blockbuster vintage.