Finding the perfect balance between decadence and simple pleasure, good wine is defined not only by the depth of flavor but the story behind its nurturing.
While Napa and Sonoma Valley may be known as the hub for the greatest wines America has to offer, DAOU Vineyards (@daouvineyards) now has a large population of wine lovers and connoisseurs changing their travel plans as it offers an unrivaled visitor experience in the heart of Paso Robles.
Born in Lebanon yet raised in France, Winemaker Daniel Daou and brother Georges bring unrivaled strength to their estate while offering a high-touch luxury experience that is both personable and noteworthy. Possessing an impressive 212-acres of land at 2,200 feet elevation and only fourteen miles from the ocean, the estate imitates the effortless beauty of Tuscany while the land crafts incomparable excellence to its wine through the flawless intersection of soil and climate.
DAOU Brothers: Daniel Daou, Co-Proprietor & Winemaker and Georges Daou, Co-Proprietor
With well-rounded quality being at the front line of the estate’s priorities, the calcareous-based soils used to farm the land emulates the same soils seen in Bordeaux while it ripens their grapes to an outstanding level of superiority. As the soil type meets the standard of excellence, it adds a luscious minerality to the wines and allows for dry-farming. From crisp bottles of Rosé to powerfully bodied Cabernet, the Daou brothers incorporate their intellect and family heritage into each bottle as they play a vital role in the birth of the next great American wine region.
In an effort to pay tribute to the heart and soul of the estate and its success, the brothers create a boldly elegant yet rich bottle as an ode to their father. Strongly labeled as Soul of a Lion, the high-end Cabernet Sauvignon is as silky as it is refined, resulting in a palate bursting flavor. Aged in custom French Oak bois rose’ barrels with each bottle being molded in Italy, expect the 2018 vintage to hit the market for consumers starting this fall.
As the brothers continue to express their mastery of all things wine, their craft focuses on distinguishable greatness in every inch of their property as well as each bottle offered. With a story that is as charming as the place itself, wine tasters and adventure seekers lineup to get a swig of the elegant terroir that is truly disrupting every aspect of the wine industry as we know it. https://daouvineyards.com