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Wine Down at Home

Thursday
Oct 15, 2020

6:30 PM

Online! Sold Out

$35

We can’t be together for our annual Whiskey & Wine event, but we have created something you won’t want to miss…all from the comfort of your own home!

With your ticket price you will receive a basket complete with 3oz tastings of four different wines, provided by City Vineyard, a Northern Hotel charcuterie serving, access to the live zoom tasting, and a Billings Symphony CD. During the live Zoom you will hear from (Abby Owner City Vineyard Wine, Edward Holmes Division Manager Daou Vineyards).

Tickets  $35 per person

A member of the BSOC staff will contact you to find out where you would like to pick-up your basket.

Pickups will be available from 4 to 6 pm on October 15th

Heights Location—Gainan’s Greenhouse

Downtown Location—Northern Hotel (lobby)

West End Location—City Vineyard Wine

Enhance Your Experience by adding full bottles of each of the four wines & six chocolate-covered strawberries.

Please make your selections on the checkout page!

 

 

DAOU VINEYARDS & WINERY

Family owned and operated, DAOU Family Estates is committed to producing collectible, world-class wines to rival the most respected appellations in the world. Situated on a 212-acre hilltop estate in the Adelaida District of Paso Robles, our remarkable geology, favorable microclimate, and high elevation were once described by renowned California winemaker André Tchelistcheff as “a jewel of ecological elements.” As stewards of this beautiful terroir, DAOU’s goal is to make unique fine wines that honestly and accurately reflect the potential of the estate and to craft Bordeaux style wines that combine Old World tradition with New World techniques.

 

THE WINE | $23.95

This pure, elegant wine shows what is possible from Chardonnay grown at select coastal sites in Paso Robles. It offers inviting aromas of Bosc pear, pineapple and guava graced with hints of hibiscus flower, white peach and allspice. Notes of honeysuckle and vanilla complement fragrances of tropical fruit and warm toast. The palate is lush and silky, with mouthfilling flavors of sweet honeydew melon, mango, pineapple and vanilla crème brûlée. Complementary flavors of citrus and nectarine are accented by suggestions of hazelnut and toasted almonds throughout an amazingly long, supple finish.

THE VINTAGE

The year 2019 produced possibly the greatest vintage DAOU Mountain has ever experienced. Heavy rains during dormancy, combined with moderate temperatures and extended hang time, yielded the latest harvest to date. The ample winter rainfall—close to 40 inches total—gave way to a healthy cover crop that replenished the soil’s micronutrient levels. The climate throughout the growing season was perfect, with temperatures mostly in the 80s and 90s, and not a single day reaching 100 degrees during the entire year. The harvested grapes arrived in exquisite condition, showing no damage, sunburn or shriveling. The resulting wines are marked by elegance and power, with moderate alcohols and great acidity that promise excellent longevity.

ALCOHOL | 14.2%
BARREL AGING | 5 months in 30% new French oak

 

 

 

THE WINE | $20.95

Our 2019 DAOU Discovery Collection Rosé is inspired by the iconic dry rosés of southern France. True to form, this wine is delightfully fragrant and floral, showing lovely aromas of fresh strawberry, sliced peach, and watermelon with nuances of hibiscus, cherry, and clover honey. The palate is refreshingly crisp yet lusciously smooth, revealing juicy flavors of nectarine, orange, strawberry parfait, and golden delicious apple. These primary flavors are underlain by plush, pleasing notes of papaya and honeydew melon, accented with a suggestion of rosehip tea. A long, clean finish lingers with impressions of peach, citrus zest, and Barbados cherry.

THE VINTAGE

The year 2019 produced possibly the greatest vintage DAOU Mountain has ever experienced. Heavy rains during dormancy, combined with moderate temperatures and extended hang time, yielded the latest harvest to date. The ample winter rainfall—close to 40 inches total—gave way to a healthy cover crop that replenished the soil’s micronutrient levels. The climate throughout the growing season was perfect, with temperatures mostly in the 80s and 90s, and not a single day reaching 100 degrees during the entire year. The harvested grapes arrived in exquisite condition, showing no damage, sunburn or shriveling. The resulting wines are marked by elegance and power, with moderate alcohols and great acidity that promise excellent longevity.

ALCOHOL | 13.7%
Varietal | 95% Grenache Noir, 5% Sauvignon Blanc

 

 

 

THE WINE | $21.95

The 2018 Pessimist is inky and dark, aubergine in color.
A powerhouse vintage with a plethora of fruit showcasing blueberry, boysenberry, plum, and strawberry. Smoky notes of truffle and roasted coffee are accompanied by accents of floral consisting of lavender and lilac, highlighted by underlying nuances of buttered toast, vanilla, and a breath of cool wintergreen. A veritable cascade of juicy berries, red cherries, and huckleberries flood the palate while a river of lush fruit flavors overflows its banks. Voluptuous and robust while tempered with grace and elegance; a true gentle giant. The purity of fruit is elevated by its silky texture and hints of kirsch and cassis, olive and fennel. This wine displays a well-rounded and balanced finish that offers essences of blueberry and cranberry with prodigious persistence.
BLEND:
62% PETITE SIRAH, 20% ZINFANDEL, 16% SYRAH, 2% LAGREIN
WINE PROFILE:
ALCOHOL: 15.2%.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE WINE | $37.95

The 2018 DAOU Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a shining example of world-class
Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles. This wine’s magnificent nose is quintessential Cabernet Sauvignon, offering scents of dark chocolate, licorice, blackberries, and cured meats with a touch of cedar. The palate delivers an explosion of fresh, dark berry fruits. Flavors of blackberry, juicy black cherry, cassis, and cocoa are underscored by lovely accents of blueberry and raspberry. A silky palate is nicely integrated with hints of toasty oak, graphite, mineral, and forest floor. Ripe fruits and exotic spices linger on a generous, full-bodied finish that promises excellent age-worthiness.

THE VINTAGE

2018 may go in history as the longest season yet. A good amount of rain fell in the region which gave way to a later bud break in April. The vines were energized by the much needed moisture, setting one of our best crops yet. The weather remained steady from spring through June. Then we received a long heatwave that fortunately did not affect the quality of the grapes due to the fact that it was before the start of veraison. A cooling trend ensued for the rest of the season right after the heatwave, prolonging the hang time leading into harvest. The long hang time yielded deep color and concentration with dense wines. The tannins are silky and beautifully integrated. As a result, 2018 was an exceptional vintage that really highlights the aromatics and acidity of the wines.

ACCOLADES | 93-95+ Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
BARREL AGING | 15 months in 50% new French oak
ALCOHOL | 14.7%