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.