2018 Daou Sauvignon Blanc

Year: 2018
Appellation: Paso Robles
Country: USA-California
Connoisseurs' Guide: 89
Wine Enthusiast: 92
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.7%
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"GOOD VALUE, Fairly ripe and rich on the nose but still decidedly varietal in its mix of herbs of slightly melony fruit without playing to grassy pungency, Daou's Paso Robles bottling is medium-full-bodied with a slightly fleshy feel and good fruity volume. A bit fuller and richer than many, but not a wine that in any way drags its feet, it is tasty now yet shows the kind of structural firmness to suggest that it has room for a couple of years of further growth. Reviewed: January 2020" (CG)

"The first vintage of Sauvignon Blanc from this producer is a complex and lively white wine to balance their rich red portfolio. Aromas of jalapeƱo, green herbs and wet cement meet with nectarine on the nose, while the zesty palate combines bell pepper, lime peel, peach and tropical fruit. Matt Kettmann" (WE)

Winery Notes:
This lovely, bright and cheery Sauvignon Blanc proffers tantalizing aromas of grapefruit, pineapple and gooseberry, with hints of quince. Floral notes of lemongrass and acacia are balanced with lychee and wet stone. Classily structured and elegantly styled, a veritable explosion of crisp and juicy fruit flavors burst upon the palate. Lemon chiffon, key lime pie and kiwi are accented with green apple, white nectarine and pineapple. Decisively refreshing, this wine finishes lean and clean with long lingering notes of dragon fruit, citrus and passion fruit