Wine Advocate 89 points - The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon “Don David” is inky purple with a fine aromatic array of cedar, spice box, pencil lead, blueberry, and black currants. Medium bodied with some elegance as well as power, it has well-concealed tannin, excellent depth, and a long, pure finish. It will evolve for 2-3 years although most purchasers will opt for immediate gratification. (Dec 2007)
The Don David range are the flagship wines of the Bodega El Esteco estate named in homage to the winery founder David Michel.
|Terroir: Each selection in the Don David range is sourced from entirely estate owned vineyards throughout the Cafayate Valley. Vineyards sit at elevations well above 3,000 feet with many sitting above 6,000 feet. The power of the sun at these elevations combined with very little moisture or pests leads to wines of unique purity and concentration.