Dominus Estate Napanook Napa Valley 2015

Vintage
2015
Country
USA
Region
Napa Valley
Size
750ml
Grapes
Cabernet Sauvignon
Rating
WA93+
$154.00
SKU:
W-121-0267-QT-215
Description

Napanook 2015, with its nose of violet is reminiscent of a fine Pomerol. Delivering fresh blue plums and notes of game, the wine is enveloped in refined tannins and is medium bodied. It displays a sleek finish and a notable length. - Winemaker's Notes

Bottled in July 2017, Dominus’ more approachable, less tannic sister wine, Napanook, is a blend this year of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Napanook Proprietary Red Wine is redolent of crème de cassis, potpourri, plum preserves and violets with hints of dark chocolate, menthol, licorice and charcoal. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is densely packed with black fruit preserves and earthy layers, supported by firm, ripe, fine-grained tannins and finishing with great length.– WA93+

The Winery

Dominus Estate is the Napa Valley property of Bordeaux producer Christian Moueix. The wine, Dominus and Napanook, are both estate bottled from the historic Napanook Vineyard.

Located at the foothills of the Mayacamas, the vineyard was planted in 1838 and continues to evolve under the stewardship of Christian Moueix. The estate’s Bordeaux varietals benefit from the Yountville microclimate where temperatures are moderated by cool breezes from the San Pablo Bay. The resulting wines are each uniquely refined expressions of this special terroir.

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