Patrimony is one thing of a super-label from the Daou household, one of many extra broadly identified estates within the Paso Robles area.
This cabernet franc — one among solely three wines below the Patrimony label — hails from the Adelaida District, a mountainous area the place grapes are grown between 1700 and 2200 toes in elevation, solely 13 miles from the Pacific Ocean.
As you may think given the luxe presentation (and worth) of the wine, it’s as opulent as they arrive, a lush expression of black cherry, currants, and milk chocolate up entrance. I used to be shocked that the wine doesn’t reveal a major degree of secondary layers because it develops within the glass, protecting the throttle down on its berries and chocolate theme. It by no means delves into darkish cacao territory, protecting issues pretty candy, mild, and gently natural because the end approaches. Dry and a bit tannic because it fades out, the wine will certainly profit from time — presumably 5+ years — in cellar earlier than consuming.
A- / $275 / patrimonyestate.com