Our inaugural Malbec from DAOU Mountain is made from a very rare clone that comes from one of the first Malbec plantings in California. This wine is intense and concentrated, showcasing flavors of blueberry, chocolate and mocha intertwined with notes of coffee and cigar box from aging in French oak barrels. A fleshy, multidimensional palate is brimming with elegance and framed by appealing hints of ash and graphite. While young at the moment, this Malbec will gracefully evolve in the bottle for years to come.

92 points- Jeb Dunnuck