The best of the best: a curated collection of our most beautiful Estate wines, each named for a member of the DAOU family. Includes:
1 x 2019 Estate Soul of a Lion
1 x 2019 Estate Mayote
1 x 2019 Estate Micho
1 x 2020 Estate Cuvée Lizzy
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2019 Estate Soul of a Lion
The 2019 Soul of a Lion is a blockbuster vintage that showcases how Bordeaux varieties are remarkably suited to the terroir of DAOU Mountain. This wine explodes from the glass with a kaleidoscope of aromas and flavors, including blackberry, blueberry, black currant, dark cherry, sweet tobacco and licorice. An added floral dimension imparts an integrated sense of elegance and freshness. While full-bodied with ultra-high phenolic levels, this wine maintains its evenness and poise through an extraordinarily long finish. Structured, balanced and powerful, the 2019 Soul of a Lion will reveal its full magnitude after several years of careful cellaring.
97+ Points by Robert Parker
2019 Estate Mayote
We are very excited to announce that the 2019 has a new blend consisting of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. Additionally, Winemaker Daniel Daou has implemented a new oak regimen and hand selected barrels for aging this exquisite wine. This is an evolution from past Mayote blends driven by Daniel Daou's passion for world class Bordeaux Blends.
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 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.
Blend: 49% Cabernet Franc, 34% Merlot, 17% Petit Verdot
95+ Points by Robert Parker
2019 Estate Micho
Micho is our signature marriage of two iconic Bordeaux varieties, showcasing the elegance, freshness and concentration that can only be attained on DAOU Mountain. With the highest phenolics this blend has seen, the 2019 vintage is one for the ages. A deep, ruby-purple hue foreshadows an enchanting floral character that transports the nose to a different dimension. The wine explodes from the glass with flavors of boysenberry, blackberry, dark chocolate and dried herbs, maintaining beautiful minerality and balance while exhibiting flawless structure. The finish is long, lingering and perfectly poised to the end.
Blend: Merlot 56%, Cabernet Sauvignon 44%
2020 Estate Cuvée Lizzy
Cuvée Lizzy is a classic Bordeaux-style blend from the terroir of DAOU Mountain. Dark and intensely hued, the 2020 vintage explodes from the glass with aromas of violets, lilac, cigar box and black fruit. On the palate, it is full bodied and highly textural, accompanied by mineral undertones that reflect the mountain’s coveted calcareous clay soils. Exuding both structure and elegance, this wine finishes with silky, velvety tannins that allow it to show beautifully in its youth while delivering huge aging potential.
Varietals: 48% Malbec, 35% Cabernet Franc, 12% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrel Aging: 15 months in 80% new French Oak