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Dominus Napanook Vineyard 1997

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The wine is currently exhibiting rich rose red petal on the rim and very soft aromatics of cherry and sweet oak. As the wine opens up over a period of days it gains considerable depth, complexity, and purity, exhibiting slight cigar, sage, and dark berry hints as well as a mineral character.

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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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05/04/2010

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/14/2009

...Multidimensional nose offers a panoply of scents: black plum, currant, leather, smoked meat, cigar ash, lead pencil, sandalwood, dark chocolate, licorice, brown sugar. Very bright and sharply defined; flavors of plum, leather, hot stones and lead ... Stephen Tanzer. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1997 Dominus Proprietary Red Wine 1500ml



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The wine is currently exhibiting rich rose red petal on the rim and very soft aromatics of cherry and sweet oak. As the wine opens up over a period of days it gains considerable depth, complexity, and purity, exhibiting slight cigar, sage, and dark berry hints as well as a mineral character.

Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic


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