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Daou Chardonnay 2018 Wine Review

Daou Chardonnay 2018

Daou Chardonnay 2018

Adelaide District, Paso Robles, California, United States

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $26.95

Drink: 2021-2024

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.2%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine


Winery: Daou

Agent: Glazer's Of Canada

Natalie's Score: 92/100

from the Adelaide District, Paso Robles, Daou 2018 Chardonnay is a dry, medium-plus-bodied buttery Chardonnay with apple dumpling, tropical fruit, lemon curd with warm hay and toasty nut flavours finishing long and luxurious with a kiss of spice. Drink or hold.

Chardonnay food pairings: lobster bisque, butternut squash risotto, sautéed pork tenderloin and morel mushrooms.

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This Daou Chardonnay 2018 was reviewed on April 15, 2021 by Natalie MacLean

More Vintages: 2017 

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Christian Marcoux rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

A bold Chardonnay made by Daou Vineyards, located in Paso Robles, California, shows aromas of yellow apple, cooked pineapple, citrus blossom, saline butter, caramel and toffee. Full-bodied, with a rich mouthfeel, the wine exposes supple acidity, and a long and coating finish. Palate: apricot, mango, meyer lemon, saline, curd, spice and caramel. Enjoy!

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