Review: 2021 Daou Seventeen Forty Reserve Paso Robles

Review: 2021 Daou Seventeen Forty Reserve Paso Robles

This wine from Daou — now seemingly everywhere — is a blend of 64% cabernet franc, 36% merlot. That’s quite an unusual composition, and I would have guessed this was a lighter style cabernet sauvignon based on its presentation of gentler tones of cherry, blackberry, and blueberry notes. The lattermost of these is particularly enduring, tempered with notes of vanilla and layers of gingerbread. Quite food-friendly, with a slight balsamic element on the finish that brightens up the proceedings with some acidity.

A- / $70 / daouvineyards.com [BUY IT NOW FROM RESERVEBAR]

2021 Daou Seventeen Forty Reserve Paso Robles

$70
9

Rating

9.0/10

Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.

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