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Dominus Estate 2002

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"Red Wine Cabernet Sauvignon by Dominus from Napa Valley, California. In 1996, Christian Moueix first released Napanook, a wine specifically intended to be enjoyed in its younger years. Eight years later, Napanook has achieved near legendary status in Yountville with its blend of four varietals from vineyard lots ... "

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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

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Snooth User: JonDerry
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4.00 5
09/27/2012

A real showy wine with intoxicating perfume on the nose. Plush mouth feel, delicate and finessed with good concentration of red fruits and currant. Has a lower intensity finish, with well resolved tannins, and there's decent acidity holding this together. In a good place right now. Very well balanced wine, bridging the gap between old and new Napa very nicely. 93 points.


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Source: WineGlobe.com
01/29/2009

There are 4,500 cases of this 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot, and 3% Merlot blend fashioned from minuscule yields ranging from 1.8 to 2.8 tons of fruit per acre. The deep, saturated purple-colored 2002 boasts an


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

...extraordinary perfume of roasted coffee intermixed with black currants, cherries, cocoa, cedar, cigar smoke, and new saddle leather. A classic, full-bodied palate possesses great structure, tremendous depth, loads of tannin, and a multilayered, co... Robert Parker. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2002 Dominus Proprietary Red Wine 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

Aromas of black fruits, licorice, cedar, leather and bitter chocolate, with a suggestion of dehydrated berries. Intense flavors of black cherry, fresh herbs and licorice, framed by firm acids. Could use a bit more sweetness of fruit. Finishes with po... Stephen Tanzer. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2002 Dominus Estate Napanook Proprietary Red Wine 750ml


External Review
09/23/2011

"Charming wine that will age gracefully in the style of other great Dominus vintages. With small yields


External Review
04/20/2010

Charming wine that will age gracefully in the style of other great Dominus vintages. With small yields, the fruit flavors of this vintage are particularly intense. This wine is harmonious and balanced, exhibiting complexity, depth and elegance.



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"Red Wine Cabernet Sauvignon by Dominus from Napa Valley, California. In 1996, Christian Moueix first released Napanook, a wine specifically intended to be enjoyed in its younger years. Eight years later, Napanook has achieved near legendary status in Yountville with its blend of four varietals from vineyard lots ... "

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