The 2020 DAOU Estate Cabernet Franc shows how this classic Bordeaux variety excels on DAOU Mountain, where our calcareous-clay soils are reminiscent of Bordeaux’s Right Bank. An alluring nose of blackberry, currant and crème de cassis is underscored by sweet cocoa, sage, pencil shavings and a touch of clove. Subtle notes of raspberry and candy apple add lift to the aroma profile. A luscious, silky mouthfeel delivers flavors of kirsch, pomegranate, wild cherry and cranberry with nuances of dark chocolate, licorice and allspice. Exceptional balance results in a smooth, lengthy finish with integrated tannins and trailing impressions of juicy plum and raspberry.

93 Points by Robert Parker
93-95 Points by Jeb Dunnuck

Blend: 81.99% Cabernet Franc, 18.1% Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrel Aging: 21 months in 100% new French oak