2019 Daou Sauvignon Blanc

Year: 2019
Appellation: Paso Robles
Country: USA-California
Wine Advocate: 92
Vinous Media: 87
Jeb Dunnuck: 91
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.7%
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"The 2019 Sauvignon Blanc contains 19% Sémillon and was aged seven months in 50% new French oak. The nose opens with poached pears scents accented by beeswax, lychee, grapefruit and flowers. The medium-bodied palate has a great balance of bright fruit character and phenolic texture, and it finishes with good freshness and length." (WA)

"GOOD VALUE, Sporting an immediate and appealing note of candied lemons on the nose along with a subtle suggestion of fresh grass and continuing to do the same in its rounded, easy-to-access flavors, this straightforward offering is sparing in complexity, but it is squeaky clean, forthrightly fruity and comfortably balanced in a style that invites drinking without delay. Reviewed: January 2021" (CG)

"Racy crushed citrus, tart pineapple, and a touch of minerality all emerge from the medium-bodied 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, which has bright acidity and a clean, crisp finish. Bottled in March of this year, this Bordeaux-like Sauvignon will evolve for a solid decade." (JD)

Winery Notes:
The 2019 vintage is a powerhouse of a wine that exemplifies Sauvignon Blanc’s ascendance in Paso Robles. Impressive aromatics of pineapple, gooseberry, lemongrass and star jasmine anticipate gentler suggestions of key lime pie, citrus zest, tropical rain forest and lychee fruit. The palate is clean and exuberant, offering generous lemon-lime flavors with Granny Smith apple, pineapple and mango. Simultaneously smooth and lively, this wine is solid in its varietal character with a distinctly tropical personality. An engaging, lingering finish rounds out the experience with abundant kiwi and melon notes highlighted by lemon chiffon and white peach.