Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Soul of a Lion’ 2019, Daou, Paso Robles
The 2019 Soul of a Lion is a blockbuster vintage that showcases how Bordeaux varieties are remarkably suited to the terroir of DAOU Mountain. This wine explodes from the glass with a kaleidoscope of aromas and flavors, including blackberry, blueberry, black currant, dark cherry, sweet tobacco and licorice. An added floral dimension imparts an integrated sense of elegance and freshness. While full-bodied with ultra-high phenolic levels, this wine maintains its evenness and poise through an extraordinarily long finish. Structured, balanced and powerful, the 2019 Soul of a Lion will reveal its full magnitude after several years of careful cellaring.
Almost 15 years ago, brothers Georges Daou and Daniel Daou set forth across California to find an un-rivalled terroir for producing Cabernet Sauvignon, a search that led them to a place of foretold greatness: DAOU Mountain in theAdelaida District of Paso Robles. Here, their vision is to makeCalifornia “first growth” wine, fulfilling the district’s promise as the world’s next benchmark for Bordeaux varieties. DAOU continue to go from strength to strength, having amassed over 400 scores of 90+ points over the last decade, and the Daou brothers have undisputedly put Paso Robles on the map for Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux varieties including founding the Paso Robles Cabernet Collective.The estate was named a “jewel of ecological elements”by the father of modern American winemaking, André Tchelistcheff, and was recently nominated and shortlisted for Wine Enthusiast’s American Winery of the Year.
Barrel Aging: 22 months in 100% new French oak.