2020 Patrimony 'Caves des Lions' Proprietary Red Paso Robles

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With an inky ruby color, the 2020 Caves des Lions offers elegant aromas of chocolate-covered espresso beans, blueberries, savory charcuterie, pipe tobacco, and woodsmoke. The palate bursts with fresh fruit, cayenne pepper, plum jam, and pomegranate. Bold tannins and rounded acidity lead to an unwavering finish. Experience this full-bodied, intricate masterpiece from DAOU Mountain today.

Proprietary Red
Daniel Daou
27 months
Oak Treatment:
100% New French oak
Paso Robles
Total Varietal Composition %:
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Cabernet Franc
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750 ml Bottle

Wine Advocate

The 2020 Caves des Lions is a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon and 48% Cabernet Franc. It matured for 22 months in 100% new French oak and was bottled in December of 2022. It's somewhat rustic and muted on the nose, with a dense core of fruit and wafts of tar and woodsmoke. The full-bodied palate is rustically styled with loads of chewy tannins, rounded acidity and a woodsmoke-laced finish. It's showing the challenges of this vintage and will be best over the next 3-5 years


James Suckling

Inviting aromas of black and blue fruits with violets, cedar, crushed stones and graphite. A little minty, too. The impressive, compact tannin structure gives depth to the wine, so fine and polished with some chalky texture to it. Stony minerality. Power and delicacy, simultaneously. 65% cabernet sauvignon and 35% cabernet franc. Really long and precise.


Jeb Dunnuck

The 2020 Caves Des Lions comes from vines around the winemaker's house and is a mix of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc brought up in new oak. Its inky hue is followed by a great nose of chocolatey dark fruits, espresso, Asian spices, tobacco, and earth. Full-bodied on the palate, it has notable purity of fruit and a great finish, with plenty of tannins.