(2012 Vintage) The 2012 Napanook is a clear expression of an exceptional vintage. Pure aromas of fresh strawberry, caramel and minty sage fill the nose. Vigorous and rich with firm, yet integrated tannins, the wine offers earthy complexity, dark cocoa and roasted almonds on a long lingering finish.
Blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot
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
Robert Parker(2009 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/16/2011