The 2019 DAOU Estate Malbec is intense, floral and elegant—a unique balance of qualities rooted in DAOU Mountain's terroir. Co-fermented with 10 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine presents a deep ruby-purple color with a floral bouquet and abundant blue fruit aromas.
Crushed blue and black fruits as well as licorice and graphite explode out of the glass and across the palate. Lush and perfectly ripened, this Malbec is built for the long haul and will reward careful cellaring 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 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.
21 months in 100% new French oak