DAOU Reserve Willow Creek District Chardonnay 2021 (Paso Robles, California) - [WE 90]

DAOU Reserve Willow Creek District Chardonnay 2021
(Paso Robles, California) - [WE 90]

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About the Winery:
Family owned and operated, DAOU Family Estates is committed to producing collectible, world-class wines to rival the most respected appellations in the world. Situated on a 212-acre hilltop estate in the Adelaida District of Paso Robles, our remarkable geology, favorable microclimate, and high elevation were once described by renowned California winemaker André Tchelistcheff as “a jewel of ecological elements.” As stewards of this beautiful terroir, DAOU’s goal is to make unique fine wines that honestly and accurately reflect the potential of the Estate and to craft Bordeaux style wines that combine Old World tradition with New World techniques.

Notes from the Winemaker:
The rich yet elegant 2021 DAOU Reserve Chardonnay, blended from exemplary lots by Winemaker Daniel Daou, offers inviting aromas of lemon chiffon, ripe pineapple, hibiscus flower and white peach. Notes of piña colada and warm buttered toast are accented by touches of nutmeg and clove. The mouthfeel is succulent and lively, displaying generous flavors of Crenshaw melon, pineapple, sliced nectarine and vanilla bean. Impressions of hazelnut, Bosc pear and honey round out the mid palate, all leading to a crisp, clean finish that lingers with essences of citrus zest and star jasmine.

Blend: 100% Chardonnay

Barrel Aging: 15 months in 50% new French oak

Ratings & Reviews

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"A deeply golden hue in the glass, this bottling hits the nose with hazelnut, wood spice and honey aromas. The palate is broad and rich with just enough tension to add balance, offering more hazelnut and baked apple flavors." - Matt Kettman (May 2023)