PATRIMONYBLACK LABEL SERIES
2018PATRIMONYBLACK LABEL SERIES
We have achieved a milestone with this special release — possibly the highest phenolics ever encountered in the world of Cabernet Sauvignon. The result is a full-throttled experience that will leave you speechless. Composed entirely of Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine was aged in 100-percent new French oak barrels, coopered from wood that was cured in the elements for five years to attain unparalleled character; as well as from very ancient trees that provide the rarest wood available. It opens with explosive scents of lilac, thyme, cherries and dark chocolate, accompanied by a layer of perfectly ripe black and blue fruits. The tannins are exquisitely integrated and silky, while the freshness of the wine is backed by an endless finish. Powerful throughout but never deviating from its inherent elegance, this wine has both the finesse and backbone to age gracefully for decades to come.
“The PATRIMONY Black Label Series is a special selection of two barrels chosen for their unsurpassed depth, dimension and power. I do not doubt that you will be as awed as I am by the magnitude of this wine.”
DANIEL J. DAOU, Winemaker & Proprietor
The 2018 vintage may go on record as the longest season yet. A healthy amount of rain fell on DAOU Mountain which gave way to a later bud break in April. The vines were energized by the much-needed moisture, setting one of our best crops to date. The weather remained steady from spring through June, when we received a long heat wave that fortunately did not affect the quality of the grapes due to the fact that it occurred before the start of veraison. A cooling trend then ensued for the rest of the season, prolonging hang time, and extending the harvest to October. The result was our latest harvest ever on the mountain. The long hang time produced deep color and concentration with lush density. The tannins are silky and beautifully integrated. As a result, the 2018 vintage gave way to powerful and balanced wines.
- Global Release Date
- October 2022
- Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
- Taransaud T5, Sylvain Collection
- 30 Months