2020 DAOU Rose Paso Robles

$23.95
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Remarkably fragrant and delightfully silky, this rose from the Daou Discovery Collection will be a joy to discover again and again through the warm months ahead! Fresh peach, pear and nectarine meet hyacinth and rose petals in this luxurious treat destined for poolside sipping and front porch picnics.

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:
Rose
Winemaker:
Daniel Daou
Vintage:
2020
Appellation:
Paso Robles
Total Varietal Composition %:
95% Grenache Noir, 5% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol %:
13.7%
SKU #:
1045536
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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Wine Enthusiast

Light peach and apricot aromas are leveled by wet rock, rose and lemon peel accents on the nose of this bottling. It tightens firmly on the sip, where melon and stone fruit flavors are splashed by a bit of citrus.

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Vinous

Limpid pink. Raspberry, nectarine and a hint of ginger on the mineral-accented nose. Lively red berry, citrus fruit and honeysuckle flavors show very good depth and are complemented by a refreshingly bitter hint of quinine. Finishes chewy and long, leaving red fruit and floral notes behind.