Open Bottle - Thirsty Thursday!!

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Time: 04:00pm - 08:00pm

Type: Wine Tasting

Location: The Wine Cabinet

Event Free


(All purchases must be accompanied by a credit card.)

Adelaida District, Paso Robles, California

 Classic California Sauvignon Blanc!

This boutique winery benefits from a clay and limestone soil, a high elevation and cooler average temperates.
The estate is 14 miles from the Pacific Ocean, and at elevation of 2,200 feet.

92 Points 
 The Wine Enthusiast, Jeb Dunnuck and Vinous!

 "The first vintage of Sauvignon Blanc from this producer is a complex and lively white wine to balance their rich red portfolio. Aromas of jalapeño, green herbs and wet cement meet with nectarine on the nose, while the zesty palate combines bell pepper, lime peel, peach and tropical fruit." The Wine Enthusiast

"The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc Estate showed brilliantly, with a Bordeaux Blanc-like bouquet of lemon oil, crushed citrus, white flowers, and background oak. Rich, medium to full-bodied, and beautifully balanced, this is a stunning Sauvignon Blanc." Jeb Dunnuck

Our Thoughts on this wine.....
Aromas of grapefruit, pineapple and gooseberry, with hints of quince.
Floral notes of lemongrass and acacia are balanced with lychee and wet stone.
Classily structured and elegantly styled,
an explosion of crisp and juicy fruit flavors burst upon the palate.
Rounded on the finish with lemon chiffon, key lime pie and kiwi are accented with nectarine and pineapple.


 Elsewhere at $20.00

Our Regular price $18.99

Special Sale Price 

$14.00  a bottle
 $72.00 for six ($12.00

call us at  
703-668-9463 (WINE)

A bit about DAOU
“We feel like we’re the curators of life through the lens of wine.”
George Daou 

The Brothers
Georges and Daniel Daou are inseparable as brothers, best friends, and visionaries.
DAOU is the realization of their childhood dream and a testament to the timeless bonds of love and family.

Life in Lebanon
In 1956, Joseph and Marie Daou married after a whirlwind romance in Lebanon. Beirut was booming, a cosmopolitan destination that was nicknamed the Paris of the Middle East. As the Daou family grew, Joseph transformed his father’s small carpentry business, DAOU and Sons, into one of the most successful furnishing companies in the entire Middle East.

Rural Roots
As children growing up in Beirut, Georges, Daniel, and their sisters, Marie Jo and Michelle, fell in love with the rural way of life during visits to their grandfather’s ancient olive groves. Their childhood was steeped in Lebanese traditions of generous hospitality, family values, and faith. But in 1973, their world was turned upside down. A missile, fired to begin the Lebanese civil war, struck the sidewalk in front of the Daou family home sending shrapnel tearing through the house. For two years, the family rebuilt and recovered from serious injuries, but when the war escalated in 1975, Joseph and Marie made the courageous and difficult decision to save the family, leave everything behind, and move to France to give their children peace and hope for a brighter future.
The family emigrated to Paris and, later, Cannes in the south of France. In France, Joseph developed a passion for wine, and it was here, surrounded by vineyards and centuries of winemaking tradition, that Georges and Daniel first dreamt of a life in wine.

American Triumph
In the early 1980s, Georges and Daniel moved to California 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.
The Dream
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.”