Daou Cabernet Sauvignon - WineO Mark Review

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Daou Cabernet Sauvignon provides one of the best value Cabs in the market today. With a price typically around $20 – $25, you can expect complex fruit flavors with great structure and a smooth finish. Additionally, some wine enthusiasts compare this to higher-priced cabs because of its quality and structure.

The 2020 vintage year of Daou Cabernet Sauvignon is featured in Best Wines Between $20 and $40 of Vivino. Additionally, the Daou Cabernet Sauvignon has received high ratings from well known wine critics, Jeb Dunnuck (90 pts) and Wilfred Wong (92 pts). 

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Who Makes Daou Cabernet Sauvignon?

Daou Cabernet Sauvignon is produced by Daou Vineyards and was started by brothers Georges and Daniel Daou. Daniel is well known for his extreme focus on perfecting every detail of their business. From using the proper soil, creating the “total vine balance”, and perfecting the best condition to produce wines.

Daniel made one of the first Cabernet clones close to Paso Robles wines that bring out the best qualities of the wine. From a wine region that makes quality wines that can rival Napa Valley, their northern counterparts, for a more affordable price. 

Daou Cabernet Sauvignon Review


The wine bottle print showcases their popular vineyard and their original winery on top of the hill in Paso Robles. On the glass, the wine has a ruby to almost purple-like color.


This wine has the smell of currant, blackberry, licorice, vanilla, cherry, and hints of oak. 


On the palate, I can taste some black currant, cherry, chocolate, vanilla, and dark fruits. There are also some fresh herbs in there which creates a hint of earthiness and smoke to the wine.


The Daou Cabernet Sauvignon has a strong fruity flavor that lingers in the mouth effortlessly. It’s dry, full-bodied, and has medium tannins. Additionally, it has a nice and balanced finish.

WineO Mark Rating

Daou Cabernet Sauvignon

Highly Recommend - For CA Red Wine Lovers, Cab Lovers
88 Points
  • Quality Price Ratio: B+
  • Taste: B+
Good value

Where to Buy?

The Daou Cabernet Sauvignon is available at Safeway, Bevmo, Target, Total Wine, Vivino, Drizly, and other wine retailers. Its price is around ~$20 – $30, but it would depend on where you buy it.

When it is available for purchase, we found that Costco has the best price at $19.89. It doesn’t last long at Costco though, this is a very popular red wine. 

Also we found that Trader Joe’s sells this bottle at $19.99, but again it doesn’t last long.


Is Daou a Good Wine?

Yes, Daou Vineyards produces high-quality wines perfect for their price. The Daou Cabernet Sauvignon is one of their best value wines from Paso Robles.

Is Daou Cabernet Sauvignon Sweet?

No, the Daou Cabernet Sauvignon is not a sweet wine, although, you’ll find a hint of sweetness in there because of the red and black fruits. There are also tannins and a slight smokiness to it which brings almost perfect balance to the wine.

Where is Daou Cabernet Sauvignon From?

The Daou Cabernet Sauvignon comes from Paso Robles, California.

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