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Dominus Napanook Napa 2008

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This estate, owned by Christian Moueix (of Chateau Petrus), includes the famed Napanook Vineyard that was the base of so many of the historic Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignons of the 1950s and 1960s.

Region: USA » California » Napa

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Winery: Dominus Estate
Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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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 Napa

External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

more intense wine with full body


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

an endearing texture and a long


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
03/22/2012

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 take your pick vintages, but wine enthusiasts would probably be remiss in not having both 2007 and 2008 in their cellars.


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

" The 2008 Napanook (84% Cabernet Sauvignon


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

pure finish. These two are take your pick vintages


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

but wine enthusiasts would probably be remiss in not having both 2007 and 2008 in their cellars. "\


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

13% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot) may be one of the greatest Napanooks made. It is a deeper


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This estate, owned by Christian Moueix (of Chateau Petrus), includes the famed Napanook Vineyard that was the base of so many of the historic Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignons of the 1950s and 1960s.

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