DAOU 2011 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
The currant notes are bold but not overwhelming. Starts mild on the palate with dark berries. Big crescendo builds like the end of the second act. It continues to climbs through a nice show of acidity and then settles. Chalky and wet rear palate gives it a good hold on your attention. The finish is long. Big Cab! I would put this guy to bed for a few years before cracking it open.
(K&S Rating: 4 of 6)
Winemaker Notes: “A blue hue shades the side of the glass while the wine’s tears lead you to a dark crimson core. The glass showcases scents of crushed boysenberries and black currants which is followed by hints of cedar box and tobacco leaves. The wine’s structure consists of benchmark Cabernet Sauvignon traits. Moderate acidity combines with firm but revealing tannins. When tasted the complexity of the dark fruit with the secondary aromas provide a seamless balance. The French oak’s spices of nutmeg, cloves and vanilla help add to the complexity and balance of this wine. The forward fruit allows this wine to be enjoyed today and the structure will allow it to be drunk over the next decade.”