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Daou Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2013 750ml
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Daou Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Paso Robles - San Luis Obispo - California - United States

Professional Wine Reviews for Daou Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Rated 94 by Robert Parker
Scheduled to be bottled in two weeks, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve tastes just like the '12, only with an extra layer of fruit and texture. Black raspberry, new leather, espresso and licorice all give way to a full-bodied, concentrated and intense Cabernet that has a great mid-palate and plenty of sweet tannin. Give it a year or so to incorporate a touch more of its oak and enjoy bottles through 2028.
Rated 91 by Stephen Tanzer
Opaque ruby. High-pitched aromas of ripe red fruits, peppery spices and fresh flowers, with a subtle vanilla quality in the background. On the palate, juicy redcurrant and bitter cherry flavors are complicated by hints of dark chocolate and allspice. Tightens up on the youthfully tannic finish, which clings with very good spicy tenacity.

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Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Since their conception in 18th century France, Cabernet Sauvignon grapes have flourished across the Old and New Worlds and have changed the way we think about red wine forever. Their sharp and astringent nature has a wonderful ability to mellow and round with age, and when helped by being blended with Merlot and Petit Verdot or Cabernet Franc varietals – as is done in Bordeaux and elsewhere – the results can be truly remarkable. What is most special about Cabernet Sauvignon grapes is the fact that they have a true affinity for oak, and when aged in barrels made of this fragrant wood, the wine which comes out of them a few years later holds an amazing array of flavors and aromas, making Cabernet Sauvignon based wines some of the most memorable in the world. Single variety bottles from the New World made from this grape are also increasing in popularity, as the strong flavors and full-bodied nature of these wines is a great match for many global cuisines.

Region: California

It isn't difficult to see how California became one of the world's most important, successful and influential wine regions. Since the first vines were planted in the state by Spanish pioneers in the 18th century, the region has made the most of its ideal climatic conditions, which range from hot, dry and arid to windswept and cool, for vineyard cultivation and wine production. Today, California has almost half a million acres under vine, and hundreds of independent and well established wineries dotted across its vast wine-making areas. Californian wines range from the traditional, and those emulating fine Old World wines, to the experimental and unique, and it is the home to many of the world's most exciting and trailblazing wineries producing excellent bottles for the global market.

Country: United States

The first European settlers to consider growing grapevines in the United States must have been delighted when they discovered the now famous wine regions within California, Oregon and elsewhere. Not even in the Old World are there such fertile valleys, made ideal for vine cultivation by the blazing sunshine, long, hot summers and oceanic breezes. As such, it comes as little surprise that today more than eighty-nine percent of United States wines are grown in the valleys and on the mountainsides of California, where arguably some of the finest produce in the world is found. However, American wine does not begin and end with California, and due to the vast size of the country and the incredible range of terrains and climates found within the United States, there is probably no other country on earth which produces such a massive diversity of wines. From ice wines in the northern states, to sparkling wines, aromatized wines, fortified wines, reds, whites, rosés and more, the United States has endless surprises in store for lovers of New World wines.