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Daou "Soul of A Lion" Red Blend 2016 (Paso Robles, California) - [JD 98] [RP 94-96]
Daou "Soul of A Lion" Red Blend 2016 (Paso Robles, California) - [JD 98] [RP 94-96]


 
Retail Price: $160.00
Artisan Wine Depot Price: $119.97
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Winery: Daou
Varietal: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot
Region: Paso Robles, California
Vintage: 2016
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: DAOUSOULOFALION16-W
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Tasting Notes:
The 2016 Soul of a Lion is balanced, elegant and rick wine from a superb vintage that allowed for extended hanging. The smooth and silky tannins are very well integrated with the fruit and acidity of the wine. In the glass, the wine reveals a deep and complex bouquet of cassis, black currant, licorice, incense, ripe plums and a hint of vanilla. On the palate, the wine is full bodied, layered and complex with a persistent finish. It is hard to drink this wine without resepcting the great structure that will allow it to evolve nicely for years to come. A true blockbuster vintage that showcases the great power that comes from DAOU Mountain.

Ratings & Reviews
98 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"Also bottled the week before this tasting, the 2016 Soul of a Lion includes more Cabernet Sauvignon than the 2014 and 2015 and is 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot. It’s an incredible achievement and has sensational notes of crème de cassis, graphite, violets, and lead pencil shavings. Made in a pure California, pedal-to-the-metal style, with full body and loads of fruit, it stays balanced, has ultra-fine tannins, and a layered, seamless style that just glides over the palate. Don’t think Paso Robles can make world-class Cabernet Sauvignon? Try this wine." (Nov 2018)

94-96 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Slated for bottling in August, the 2016 Soul Of A Lion is another immensely promising example of this Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated cuvée. Tasted from barrel, the wine reveals a deep and complex bouquet of smoky cassis, incense, ripe plums and rich soil. On the palate, it's full-bodied, layered and complete, with imposing power and savory structure framing a deep core of fruit. There's more depth and dimension here than in the 2015 rendition, and I suspect it will be even better." - William Kelley (May 2018)

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