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Region Producer Vintage Name Qty Unit Case Size Format Price Note Rating
California Dominus Estate 2014 Napanook 2 Case 6 75cl £465
  • Rating

    92

    Release Price

    $65 - 75

    Drink Date

    2016 - 2036

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    28th Oct 2016

    Source

    227, The Wine Advocate

    The 2014s, where the production of Napanook was only 2,200 cases and Dominus slightly more than the 2015 at 4,000 cases, was another early harvest, although somewhat later than 2015. The 2014 Napanook is a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc and 9% Petit Verdot, showing notes of loamy earth, Christmas fruitcake, black cherry and blackcurrant fruit and underbrush in a supple, fragrant and lush heady style. It is another successful wine that should drink beautifully young and age nicely for up to 20 years.

    Christian Moueix’s Dominus Estate continues to be one of California’s leaders in turning out gorgeously elegant, complex and long-lived wines. A magnum of 1991 from my cellar tasted several weeks before I left for California was pure perfection and evidence that at 25 years old, before he had built his stunning winery, great quality was coming from this iconic vineyard. The 2015s are certainly going to be one of his all-time great vintages, rivaling 2013, 2012, 2007, 2002, 2001 and his earliest classics, such as 1994 and 1991. Production in 2015 was about 3,000 cases of Napanook and 3,800 cases of Dominus.

Tasting Notes
92
California Dominus Estate 2014 Dominus 1 Case 6 75cl £775
97
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