I went to the Daou estate immediately after I visited Le Cuvier, which I’ll discuss in another post.
The road that winds up to the estate is partially flanked by trees as it opens up to the beautiful vistas of the west side of Paso Robles. Once I parked, I was greeted by an early-Spanish style building that houses the tasting room. Inside of the building, there is a stunningly beautiful tasting bar made completely of Onyx and backlit underneath. Wow. The view out of the floor-to-ceiling beam height windows is spectacular, with the patio making a great foreground to the hills beyond.
The conference room has a barrel-shaped tray ceiling of brick with vintage Spanish chandeliers. The meeting tables are flanked by leather chairs of the same style. There’s inlaid Spanish tile everywhere inside, making for a cool and lovely experience. DAOU boxes, pottery, and large vases make up the tasteful decor.
OF COURSE I enjoyed the wine! I purchased the 2011 Cabernet and the 2010 Celestus, which is 59% Syrah, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot. As a side note, I have to say that the blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, although originating from different regions in France, is rapidly becoming one of my favorite combinations.
Enjoy the Vimeo slideshow! I didn’t have my camcorder that day, but I believe that the photos speak for themselves.
Coming soon: Villa San Juliette