Dominus Estate 2002
"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 ... "
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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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
...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
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
"Charming wine that will age gracefully in the style of other great Dominus vintages. With small yields