This Right Bank-style wine mesmerizes the senses with an enchanting, floral bouquet.
A silky, velvety texture presents flavors of blackberry, black currant, licorice, graphite and ash with hints of spice and dark chocolate. The experience is beautifully structured throughout, concluding with a long, triumphant finish. This stunning cuvée will continue to evolve favorably in the bottle for years to come.
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 greatest 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.
22 months in 100% new French oak