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  • WA: 70

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Moueix Dominus 2000

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Wine Advocate #150 (Dec 2003) The impeccably made 2001 Dominus boasts a dense plum/purple color in addition to a fragrant, promising perfume of cocoa, cedar, coffee, roasted herbs, and copious quantities of black fruits. There are 7,000 cases of this 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot blend. Rich and medium to full-bodied, with sweet but noticeable tannin, a layered mid-palate, and a long finish with obvious tannin, it will require 3-4 years of cellaring. It should last for two decades.

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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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2.00 5
06/21/2009

I bought this to celebrate a good couple of months at work and didn't really dig this wine. Perhaps I drank it too soon when it needed a bit of hanging on to, or perhaps I didn't decant it well or long enough. I found it to be very tight, stringent and overly alcoholic tasting.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

Good full medium ruby. Slightly dusty aromas of currant and licorice, with an exotic dried fruit note. Fat and sweet but firm and closed; rather minerally today but not yet showing much complexity. Perhaps not as structured as the '99 but finishes fi... Stephen Tanzer. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2000 Dominus Estate Napanook Proprietary Red Wine 750ml


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Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Spectator ReviewAttractive for its display of balance and appealing flavors, built around plum, herb, leather and coffee. Turns dry and tannic on the finish. Drink now through 2008. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

...If conveying impressions of ripeness and mass in the nose, this blunt and loosely defined wine is never especially articulate in fruit, and its passing notes of black cherries on the palate fade away too soon to dryness and a bit of heat... Connoisseur's Guide. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2000 Dominus Proprietary Red Wine 750ml



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Wine Advocate #150 (Dec 2003) The impeccably made 2001 Dominus boasts a dense plum/purple color in addition to a fragrant, promising perfume of cocoa, cedar, coffee, roasted herbs, and copious quantities of black fruits. There are 7,000 cases of this 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot blend. Rich and medium to full-bodied, with sweet but noticeable tannin, a layered mid-palate, and a long finish with obvious tannin, it will require 3-4 years of cellaring. It should last for two decades.

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