The rich yet elegant 2021 DAOU Reserve Chardonnay, blended from exemplary lots by Winemaker Daniel Daou, offers inviting aromas of lemon chiffon, ripe pineapple, hibiscus flower and white peach. Notes of piña colada and warm buttered toast are accented by touches of nutmeg and clove. The mouthfeel is succulent and lively, displaying generous flavors of Crenshaw melon, pineapple, sliced nectarine and vanilla bean. Impressions of hazelnut, Bosc pear and honey round out the mid palate, all leading to a crisp, clean finish that lingers with essences of citrus zest and star jasmine.
90 Points by Wine Enthusiast
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Barrel Aging: 15 months in 50% new French oak