Daou Patrimony Adelaida District Paso Robles Cabernet 2016 Rated 98+JD

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Jeb Dunnuck Review
Rated 98+
What can be considered the flagship of the estate, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is a sensational Cabernet Sauvignon that can stand up the best out there. Incredibly pure notes of cassis, spice box, graphite, lead pencil shavings, and a terrific sense of minerality all flow from this pure Paso Robles beauty that shows the quality that can be achieved from these magical limestone soils. Full-bodied and powerful, yet seamless and balanced, enjoy bottles over the coming 15-20 years or more. Drink now-2034.

Wine Advocate Review
Rated 98
The 2016 Patrimony is made of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and aged 30 months in 100% new French oak. It has a deep purple-black color and explosive, unbelievably layered nose of lilacs, violets, vanilla, espresso, rooibos tea leaves, underbrush and cinnamon stick aromas mingling over a core of blueberry compote, blackberry pie, black cherry preserves and pure blackcurrant fruit with an undercurrent of iron and graphite. The medium to full-bodied palate gives up stunningly explosive flavor layers. It has an unbelievably ripe, pixelated frame and fantastic juiciness, finishing very long, lifted and layered. This is stunning. Drink 2022-2047.

VinoUS Media Review
Rated 97
Bright purple. Sexy, expansive aromas of dark berry preserves, cherry-cola, cured tobacco, smoky oak and vanilla are complemented by exotic spice and floral topnotes. Smooth, broad, alluringly sweet cassis, cherry and floral pastille flavors show outstanding depth and energy, with a suave spicecake note emerging with aeration. The cherry and floral notes resonate on a wonderfully long, seamless finish that features youthful tannins and lingering spiciness. (aged in new French oak barrels for 30 months). Drink 2026-2036. (Josh Raynolds)

Wine Enthusiast Review
Rated 96

Deep and darkly hued in the glass while rich and intense but still balanced on the nose, this luxury-level bottling by the Daou brothers begins with aromas of blackberry, wood spice, lilac, cola and char on the nose. Lavish, expertly polished tannins frame the sip, where rich flavors of cassis, toast and coffee extract are powerful yet refined.

Wine Tasting Notes
A massive yet elegant expression of our terroir, the Patrimony 2016 is a deep purple-black wine that delivers the full experience from beginning to end. On the nose, it profoundly exhibits floral characteristics that include creme de cassis, violets, espresso roast, truffles and chocolate. This wine is tremendously concentrated with extremely high phenolics often referred to by Daniel Daou as a "rare phenomenon". On the Palate, it is very savory and includes notes of black fruit preserves, licorice, cooked blueberries, spice box and cigar box. Additional notes of creme de cassis and chocolate accompany this full-bodied wine with a firm tannin structure that delivers a very long finish. While muscular, it is elegant and balanced delivering a great deal of pleasure and complexity. Built for the long haul, it should be laid down for several years before consumed.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol 15.2%
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