(From 2010 Vintage) Sweet floral notes and mesquite emerge in the 2010 Napanook. Generous yet restrained, the wine shows minerality and notes of dried herbs followed by caramelized orange peel, bing cherry and exotic spice flavors. The finish is long and balanced.
(From 2007 Vintage) The Napanook 2013 charges forth with the power, energy and tension worthy of an exceptional vintage displaying violet notes, cocoa and deep red fruits that linger on a velvety finish. This wine will also age well for more than a decade. Christian Moueix recommends decanting young wines before serving to allow them to reach their full potential. 2013 Napanook Blend: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2005 Vintage) By Dominus. 76% Cabernet Sauvignon; 14% Cabernet Franc; 10% Petit Verdot. Although it opens first with a comparatively complex and elegant nose of raspberries, vanilla, sweet oak and pepper, this bottling proves to be far from refined in the mouth and is very much bound up in tannin. Its fruit fights hard but in the end succumbs to astringency and is likely to do so for many years hence.
Wine Spectator(From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/2008
Robert Parker(From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 00/00/0
Robert Parker(From 2008 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/16/2010
Robert Parker(From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/16/2011