Daou Vineyards has exploded onto the scene as the standard bearer for one of California's best kept secrets, Paso Robles. Without the same global press as Sonoma, Napa or Russian River, Paso Robles has been quietly going about its business producing utterly exceptional wine with tons of local style and incredible California character. No where is this better exemplified than in Daou's flagship superstar, Soul of a Lion Cabernet Sauvignon. Daou's vineyards are planted to high density, clinging to extremely steep slopes in the Adeleida District where the grapes achieve incredible phenolic concentration. From hand-picking perfectly mature fruit at night when acidity is at its highest to resolute commitment to dry-farming their vineyards within any irrigation, to custom made oak barrels, every element in the production process here is uncompromising.