2012 Reserve AUX
California: Paso Robles
The Purple Panacea
Welcome to another Super Spy Sunday!
We’re thrilled to welcome back Daou Vineyards, who gave us special access to their flagship red blend, the stupendously delicious Daou Vineyards 2012 AUX Reserve Red Wine. This wine is powerful, elegant and yours - if you hurry.
There isn’t very much of this wine left in the world.
This wine was made by the oh so talented, Daniel Daou, whose skilled hand is apparent in every sip, every inhalation of this delicious wine.
Daniel’s appreciation for quality wine was nurtured throughout childhood, so he understands the power of place. He brings this understanding to bear with his own label. His vineyard produces extraordinary fruit for his equally extraordinary wines.
On the nose, this wine is rich, ripe and bold, with aromas of black cherry, blackberry compote, wild strawberry, cedar shavings, dried violet, dried earth, twigs, tobacco and black pepper.
Dense and packed with flavors, the palate begins with concentrated black fruit, earth and spice. These are followed by bold black cherry reduction, blackberry compote, smoked blueberry jam, dark minerals, tobacco leaf, savory herbs, darkly toasted oak and black pepper.
Enjoy - with our heartiest recommendation!
92 points - Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast - “Deep and dark blueberry aromas are laced with blackberry-balsamic reduction, black tobacco, black sage and a brooding spice character on this blend of 71% Syrah, 24% Grenache and 5% Mourvèdre.
It’s thick and chewy on the palate, with ripe purple fruits clinging to a dense backbone of bacon fat and fudge.”
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Darkest maroon hues, with an inky and almost black core. At the edge of the glass, a ring of medium purple encircles the wine. Tall, widely-spaced tears march steadily down the glass wall after a swirl.
Black cherry, blackberry compote, wild strawberry, cedar shavings, dried violet, dried earth, twigs, tobacco and black pepper.
Bold black cherry reduction, blackberry compote, smoked blueberry jam, dark minerals, tobacco leaf, savory herbs, darkly toasted oak and black pepper.
Very long and packed with flavor, this wine starts sweet, then goes more earthy and savory as plush, crushed velvet tannins take hold.
Enjoy this big, rich wine with a prime cut of your favorite steak, or a pasta with bacon, Swiss chard, Jack cheese and roasted hazelnuts.
What the Winery Says
- Daniel Daou
- Paso Robles
- Red Wine
- 71% Syrah
- 24% Grenache
- 5% Mourvèdre
- 16 months
- 60% new French oak