Patrimony Caves des Lions 2019 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
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Patrimony Caves des Lions 2019 750ml
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Patrimony Caves des Lions 2019

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Category Red Wine
Origin California, Central Coast, Paso Robles
Brand Patrimony
Alcohol/vol 14.9%
Paso Robles trailblazers Georges and Daniel Daou describe the Patrimony project like this, 'In the end, this land is not ours—it is an inheritance forged by faith, family and heritage. We are called to be its shepherds, and to prepare it for those who come after. Patrimony is the summit of this calling. With this wine, we aim to provide pleasure in the deepest sense of the word, signifying purity and grace. And through such pleasure, we achieve purpose: to leave a lasting mark that all may enjoy.' 

After growing up in Beirut, Lebanon, then living in Paris and the South of France as teens and young men, Georges and Daniel moved to California in the early 1980's to pursue their American dream. They both enrolled at UC San Diego and studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. Industrious and driven to succeed, Georges and Daniel followed in their family’s entrepreneurial footsteps and started their own company, DAOU Systems, a networking technology company that would revolutionize hospital computer systems.

In 1998, after taking DAOU Systems public, Georges and Daniel sold the company, and a new dream arose, a dream with its roots in France. For years, Daniel had been making wine in his garage in rural San Diego, tending to a one-acre vineyard of Cabernet Sauvignon, and reading every book he could find about winemaking. He knew he was destined to be a winemaker and knew it was time to start a winery. Everyone told him he was crazy, but with Georges as his business partner, Daniel told his father, “I’m going to buy this property in Paso, and I want to become a winemaker, and I think I can make one of the best wines in the world.” Without hesitation, Joseph said, “Go and don’t look back. Go full throttle.” And Daou was born. 

A stunning marriage of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. One cannot but be taken by the über-dark color of this wine. Yet when the first sip is taken, an unexpected profile emerges from the glass with elegance and freshness accompanied by a wealth of minerality. The nose explodes with aromas of cassis, cured meats, coffee, licorice, dark chocolate and spice. This full-bodied and flawlessly balanced wine will keep you thinking for a long time with a finish that does not stop.
Jeb Dunnuck
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Along the same lines, the 2019 Patrimony Caves Des Lions is slightly more voluptuous yet still has a beautiful minerality, full-bodied richness, awesome complexity and nuance, and a stunning finish. This flawlessly balanced, seamless barrel sample is another wine that marries power with elegance beautifully. 97-99 Points.

September 1, 2020
Wine Advocate
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The 2019 Caves des Lions is a barrel sample of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon and 47% Cabernet Franc, made from free-run juice and set to age about 22 months in 100% new French oak. Opaque ruby in color, it offers explosive cassis and purple flowers on the nose, with streaks of stony and green pepper character. The palate offers loads of perfume and exotic spice, with a chocolaty texture, seamless acidity and incredible length. 97-99 Points.

February 15, 2022
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