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75 Ratings
Dominus Estate Napanook Vineyard Napa Valley
$79.00 USD
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Wine Details

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2011 Vintage) The 2011 Napanook is deep, rich and intense for the year. Plums, mocha, spices, licorice all flesh out in an inviting wine to drink now and over the next few years. The 2011 has no hard edges or greenness, but the medium-bodied structure suggests it is best enjoyed sooner rather than later.

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (2001 Vintage) "The impeccably made 2001 Dominus boasts a dense plum/purple color in addition to a fragrant, promising perfume of cocoa, cedar, coffee, roasted herbs, and copious quantities of black fruits. There are 7,000 cases of this 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot blend. Rich and medium to full-bodied, with sweet but noticeable tannin, a layered mid-palate, and a long finish with obvious tannin, it will require 3-4 years of cellaring. It should last for two decades...
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (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
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/2008
  • Robert Parker
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 00/00/0
  • Robert Parker
    (2008 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/16/2010