Inviting aromas of black and blue fruits with violets cedar crushed stones and graphite. A little minty too. The impressive compact tannin structure gives depth to the wine so fine and polished with some chalky texture to it. Stony minerality. Power and delicacy simultaneously. 65% cabernet sauvignon
The 2020 Caves des Lions is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Cabernet Franc made from free-run juice and will be matured in 100% new French oak for 22 months. Opaque ruby-purple it has savory aromas of mushroom pipe tobacco charcuterie woodsmoke and fried thyme with a core of cassis. The full-bodied palate is gently chewy with rounded acidity and a youthfully coiled savory finish. It's a touch rustic at this stage. Published: Dec 30 2022
The 2020 Caves Des Lions comes from vines around the winemaker's house and is a mix of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc brought up in new oak. Its inky hue is followed by a great nose of chocolatey dark fruits espresso Asian spices tobacco and earth. Full-bodied on the palate it has notable purity of fruit and a great finish with plenty of tannins. What can be thought of as the flagship label from the Daou brothers Patrimony includes four releases ? varietal releases of Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc and Merlot and their Caves des Lions which is a blend from a vineyard around the home of one of the brothers. These are the real deal and consistently rank with the finest Bordeaux varieties coming out of California today.