Dominus Estate United States 2005

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Dominus is the proprietary red wine produced by Christian Moueix, from grapes grownon a single vineyard in the heart of the Napa Valley. The wines reflect both the Californiaterroir and the spirit of a great Bordeaux chateau, with its attention to detail and devotionto quality in every aspect of winemaking.

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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

Dominus is the proprietary red wine produced by Christian Moueix, from grapes grownon a single vineyard in the heart of the Napa Valley. The wines reflect both the Californiaterroir and the spirit of a great Bordeaux chateau, with its attention to detail and devotionto quality in every aspect of winemaking.

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