Dominus Estate Napanook Vineyard Napa Valley 2006
The 2006 Napanook (a 3,500-case blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest<br/>small amounts of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot) is made in a riper,<br/>more California style than usual, displaying more exuberant, up-front notes of<br/>kirsch, black currants, and plums. Deep and full-bodied with low acidity, sweet<br/>tannin, and a fleshy, succulent personality, it tastes like a classic Napa<br/>Cabernet. Consume it over the next 10-15 years. <br/>(Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - Dec-2008)
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Christian Moueix, owner of one of Bordeaux most iconic properties, Chateau Petrus, came to Napa Valley with the desire to produce the best red wine in the valley. Dominus is the result and vintage after vintage it excels, reaping awards, accolades and rave reviews. The 2006, a blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot is one of the best ever. Robert Parker scored it 96 points and said " "...One of the finest wines of the vintage, it is complete, full-bodied, and seamlessly built with beautiful ripe tannins, low acidity, and a luscious, layered mouthfeel. The aromatics are even more evolved and complex than the 2005's. The 2006 should drink well for 20-25 years." Very Limited. not sponsored by or affiliated with The Wine Spectator, The Wine Advocate or the International Wine Cellar. This item excluded from any other discounts or offers beyond the 15% case discount.
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There are 6,500 cases of the superb 2006 Dominus (91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot). Its dark plum/purple color is accompanied by aromas and flavors of truffles, forest floor, black cherries, black currants, and Asian spices. One of the finest wines of the vintage, it is complete, full-bodied, and seamlessly built with beautiful ripe tannins, low acidity, and a luscious, layered mouthfeel. The aromatics are even more evolved and complex than the 2005's. The 2006 should drink well for 20-25 years. Unless you knew that this was Dominus and had tasted older vintages, you might not be impressed. In its youth the wine is tannic and dry and linear. However, it is Dominus and it does need cellaring. Right now it shows blackberry, black currant, cedar and baker's chocolate flavors. Will slowly open and reach maturity after 2011, and could easily develop for far longer. - S.H. A tight, reined-in style, with dry herb, cedar, dried currant, sage and mineral notes. Full-bodied, ending with a trim, tannic finish that suggests short-term cellaring. The best of two bottles tasted. Best from 2011 through 2015. 6,000 cases made. -JL