2015 Daou Vineyards Seventeen Forty ReserveCalifornia, USA
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