2019 Daou 'Bodyguard' Red Blend Paso Robles

$43.95

This quintessential Paso Robles red has the firm and persistent palate that defines the AVA so well. Juicy with bright, generous flavors of cherry, cranberry and blueberry over whispers of truffle, toffee and menthol, this has the power to keep your palate safe.

Up on the highest vineyard in Paso Robles, brothers Georges and Daniel Daou have raised the bar for Bordeaux-style wines in central California. The brothers, engineers by trade, were raised in Paris and Cannes before immigrating to the US in their 20s. By their early 30s, they had sold a successful computer networking company, and Daniel promptly retired from tech and threw himself headfirst into learning winemaking. Between 2007 and 2012 the brothers purchased 212 hillside acres on the west side of Paso Robles. Legendary consulting winemaker “Maestro” André Tchelistcheff originally consulted on the first Cabernet vineyards here in the 1960s, and described the Daou’s hill as “A jewel of ecological elements,” referring to the site’s high altitude (2,200 feet, which is where Napa’s famous Howell Mountain tops out), limestone soils (a true rarity in the US), and cool climate, which allows the wines to attain full ripeness and deep colors without having to be acidified. Cab lovers, this is a winery to watch. Here we have unique terroir, fanatically scientific winemakers who use only free-run juice, and reality pricing, not vanity pricing. These three wines would make up a great mixed case to sock away and savor. We concur with this sentiment: “These are easily the greatest Bordeaux blends I’ve tasted from Paso Robles.” – The Wine Advocate.

Varietal:
Red Blend
Vintage:
2019
Appellation:
Paso Robles
SKU #:
1046922
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WE94

Wine Enthusiast

Savory aromas of black olive and coffee grounds lead the nose in this blend of 58% Petit Verdot and 42% Petite Sirah. There's a dark fruit flavor to the bold palate, where charred meat and espresso accents are most prominent.