Daou Vineyards

2015 Daou Vineyards Seventeen Forty Reserve

California, USA
$110.00
In stock
SKU
CV-15DV1740RES

Bold and assertive on the nose, offering rich ad heady plum and blueberry compote aromas, with cassis, loganberry and black cherry. Notes of eucalyptus, smoky leather and black olive accentuate this ripe and redolent bouquet. Powerful yet restrained, lush flavors of blackberry, blueberry and currants are accented with dried herbs, cinnamon and graphite. Supple tannins provide ample structure for this big, full bodied wine, and carry it gracefully through an elegant, persistent and polished finish. Will continue to develop for 6+ years.

Varietals: 65% Cabernet Franc, 35% Merlot

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Daou Vineyards

Paso Robles, California

Family owned and operated, DAOU Vineyards & Winery is committed to producing collectible, world-class wines to rival the most respected appellations in the world. DAOU Mountain's combination of remarkable geology, microclimate, a 2,200-foot elevation, and steep slopes gives it a terroir described as "a jewel of ecological elements." As stewards of this beautiful terroir, our goal is to make fine wines that honestly and accurately reflect the potential of the estate.

 

VINTAGE NOTES

The season started out on track with a warmer month of March and April. Bud break started early March and the soils benefited from a little more rain than the previous few years. May brought very cold temperatures to the mountain and strong winds which resulted in severe shatter. As a result of this, yields were 50% or more down from normal. At last, heat finally arrived early June which allowed the small crop to ripen beautifully and on time by early September. 2015 did not see many heat spikes during the vintage and was a cooler vintage than normal. Because of the low yield, flavors are intense and balanced and tannins are very well integrated.