DAOU Sequentis Reserve Merlot 2020
|California, Central Coast, Paso Robles
Sequentis is a limited release Reserve Merlot that is a testament to our devotion to Bordeaux varietals. The spectacular 2020 vintage offers an intensely expressive nose of ripe boysenberry, black raspberry and plum with warm notes of espresso and cocoa. Subtle cherry aromas are complemented by cedar, graphite and lavender. On the palate, a plush texture delivers rich, fleshy flavors of black currant, blueberry, blackberry and pomegranate. Secondly layers reveal fresh cherry, cassis, licorice, fig compote and black olive. Exquisitely balanced and focused, this wine shows elegant complexity with superb harmony. The silky mouthfeel glides gracefully into a long finish, lingering with lovely notes of juicy berries, dark chocolate and sage.
Dark and thick in the glass, this top-shelf Merlot offers aromas of toasted pecan, roasted cocoa nibs and smoky oak on the nose. The palate is wrapped in tight tannins, which envelop the blackberry sauce and dark chocolate flavors. Drink 2024-2034.