2015 DAOU Vineyards Soul Of A Lion
Region: Central Coast
Cépage: Cabernet Sauvignon (76%); Cabernet Franc (13%); Petit Verdot (11%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 94+ (RP); 97+ (JD)
" The 2015 Soul of a Lion is a blockbuster, and one of the finest wines from this estate to date. A blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot that spent 22 months in new barrel, it offers a Bordeaux-like bouquet (it reminds me of a great vintage of Leoville Las Cases) of crème de cassis, lead pencil shavings, spice, and cedar. Rich, full-bodied, layered, and powerful, it’s beautifully balanced and has no hard edges."
Jeb Dunnuck (JD) - 11/18