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Dominus Napanook Vineyard 2008

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"The 2008 Napanook (84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot) may be *one of the greatest Napanooks made*. It is a deep, rich, intense wine with full body, an endearing texture and a long, pure finish. This estate, owned by Christian Moueix, includes the famed Napanook Vineyard that was the base of so many of the historic Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignons of the 1950s and 1960s."Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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Dominus Estate:
Dominus Estate is owned by Christian Moueix from Libourne, France. His goal, supported by the team at the winery, is to produce great wine representing the unique terroir of the Napanook vineyard. Our philosophy is very traditional—that is, in order to produce great wine we need the best possible grapes. Therefore, we concentrate our efforts in the vineyard. The vines are meticulously manicure... Read more
Dominus Estate is owned by Christian Moueix from Libourne, France. His goal, supported by the team at the winery, is to produce great wine representing the unique terroir of the Napanook vineyard. Our philosophy is very traditional—that is, in order to produce great wine we need the best possible grapes. Therefore, we concentrate our efforts in the vineyard. The vines are meticulously manicured—we believe in crop-thinning, "nettoyage," washing the grapes, and other labor-intensive activities. During each visit to California, Christian Moueix spends most of his time in the vineyard, not only because he loves it, but also to better understand the natural expression of the vintage. Following the maturation of the clusters allows us to harvest the grapes under the best conditions. When the fruit enters the cellar after harvest, it follows a natural process of fermentation with few interventions. Our approach is that of a minimalist's. Following fermentation, the wine is blended in a manner that expresses the natural qualities of the fruit, not forced into a style with preconceived notions. Read less

External Reviews for Dominus Napanook Vineyard

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/12/2011

A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2008 Dominus Estate Napanook Proprietary Red Wine 750ml


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/30/2011

Napanook 2008 is a silky wine filled with intense aromas of mocha, almond and citrus zest. The mid-palate is rich with texture and density, while structure and minerality mark the finish. The 2008 vintage is comprised of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/14/2011

A balanced and pretty wine with blueberry and minerals. Medium to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a delicious finish. Dried flowers, milk chocolate and spices. No need to wait for this; its ready. James Suckling. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2008 Dominus Estate Napanook Proprietary Red Wine 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/27/2011

The 2008 Napanook (84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot) may be one of the greatest Napanooks made. It is a deeper, richer, more intense wine with full body, an endearing texture and a long, pure finish. These two are ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2008 Dominus Estate Napanook Proprietary Red Wine 750ml


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/27/2011

WA 93 Pts - Winemakers Notes - Napanook 2008 is a silky wine filled with intense aromas of mocha, almond and citrus zest. The mid-palate is rich with texture and density, while structure and minerality mark the finish. The 2008 vintage is comprised of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot.



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"The 2008 Napanook (84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot) may be *one of the greatest Napanooks made*. It is a deep, rich, intense wine with full body, an endearing texture and a long, pure finish. This estate, owned by Christian Moueix, includes the famed Napanook Vineyard that was the base of so many of the historic Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignons of the 1950s and 1960s."Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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