October 2020 Wine Club White

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2018 DAOU PASO ROBLES SAUVIGNON BLANC
Georges and Daniel Daou, the two owners of Daou Vineyards, are brothers and best friends. In the early 1980s they founded a networking technology company, Daou Systems, which they sold successfully in 1998. Daniel had been making wine in his garage in San Diego for several years and reading every book he could find on wine making. He decided that after selling Daou Systems, he could now start his own winery. Daniel and Georges acquired the original Hoffman Mountain Ranch, completely restored the original redwood winery, and began producing award-winning wines.

Daniel describes his 2018 Sauvignon Blanc in his winemaker notes: “This lovely, bright and cheery Sauvignon Blanc proffers tantalizing aromas of grapefruit, pineapple and gooseberry, with hints of quince. Floral notes of lemongrass and acacia are balanced with lychee and wet stone. Classily structured and elegantly styled, a veritable explosion of crisp and juicy fruit flavors burst upon the palate. Lemon chiffon, key lime pie and kiwi are accented with green apple, white nectarine and pineapple. Decisively refreshing, this wine finishes lean and clean with long lingering notes of dragon fruit, citrus and passion fruit.”

This first vintage Sauvignon Blanc from Daou has won acclaim from several wine critics and is a testament to the passion of Daniel Daou.

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