DAOU Discovery Rosé 2020 [1.5L]
(Paso Robles, California) - [WE 91] [VM 90]
Regular price $50.00 Sale price $45.97 Save $4.03
Inspired by the renowned rosé wines of Provence, France, our 2020 DAOU Discovery Collection Rosé remains faithful to its origins. This wine is remarkably fragrant, offering generous aromas of fresh peach, Bartlett pear and nectarine, with subtle notes of hyacinth, apricot and crushed rose petals. The palate is delightfully silky, underlying a clean, fresh crispness delivering enticing flavors of mango, Crenshaw melon, lemon chiffon and tangerine. Secondary layers reveal hints of sweet cherry and vanilla with orange peel accents. A luxurious and lasting finish leaves traces of apple pie, strawberry and kiwi.
About the Vintage:
The year 2020 produced possibly the greatest vintage DAOU Mountain has ever experienced. Heavy rains during dormancy, combined with moderate temperatures and extended hang time, yielded the latest harvest to date. The ample winter rainfall— close to 40 inches total—gave way to a healthy cover crop that replenished the soil’s micronutrient levels. The climate throughout the growing season was perfect, with temperatures mostly in the 80s and 90s, and not a single day reaching 100 degrees during the entire year. The harvested grapes arrived in exquisite condition, showing no damage, sunburn or shriveling. The resulting wines are marked by elegance and power, with moderate alcohols and great acidity that promise excellent longevity.
Varietal Composition: 95% Grenache Noir, 5% Sauvignon Blanc
Ratings & Reviews
91 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"Light peach and apricot aromas are leveled by wet rock, rose and lemon peel accents on the nose of this bottling. It tightens firmly on the sip, where melon and stone fruit flavors are splashed by a bit of citrus." - Matt Kettmann (9/1/2021)
90 Points - Vinous Media:
"Limpid pink. Raspberry, nectarine and a hint of ginger on the mineral-accented nose. Lively red berry, citrus fruit and honeysuckle flavors show very good depth and are complemented by a refreshingly bitter hint of quinine. Finishes chewy and long, leaving red fruit and floral notes behind." - Josh Raynolds (6/2021)