A beautiful display of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, this is a seamless blend that is inky, purple color with the structure needed to let it evolve nicely for years to come. This wine is lush with velvety tannins and intense plum, blackberry, cassis with highlights of olives, herbs and sweet oak. Approachable now, it will reward you with even more pleasure with some years in the bottle.
The 2013 vintage was one of the driest years on record. The lack of water caused early bud break, as well as smaller clusters and berries known for making wines with intense avors and concentrated dark fruit. An unexpected storm brought relief in May and allowed our soils to retain some moisture for the warm summer months. Overall, the temperatures during the growing season were ideal with August bringing temperatures in the 70s and low 80s. These cooler temperatures allowed plenty of hang time on the vine for the grapes to fully mature. Harvest began on September 10th and ended October 4th, giving DAOU Mountain a blockbuster 2013 vintage. All the elements came together to make “once-in-a-lifetime” wines with integrated tannins and silky structure that will withhold substantial aging.
62% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon