B-21 Top Recommendation
Andre Tchelistcheff first explored Hoffman Mountain; 2,200 feet in elevation, steeply sloped, high above the Central Coast fog line of Paso Robles (San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach to the south) with its calcareous soils and beaming sunshine. He knew he had discovered prime vineyard land, described the place as "a jewel of ecological elements." That mountain would be home to Paso's first modern commercial vineyard and winery in 1964 when Tchelistcheff and Dr. Hoffman teamed up. When the Daou brothers set foot on that spot, their dream came true. Passionate, driven, obsessed by world-class Bordeaux varietals, Daniel and Georges Daou have found in this place – now christened Daou Mountain – the perfect location for cultivating captivating Cabernet, and it keeps getting better here with vine age, the Reserve bottling most expressive.