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Dominus Napanook 2014

Original price was: $99.95.Current price is: $89.95.

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95 Points, James Suckling: “Gorgeous aromas of sweet tobacco, iodine and oysters. Blackcurrants, too. complexity. Savory. A joy to drink now, but this will improve with age.” 93 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: “The 2014 Napanook is, once again, a very serious wine. Dark, powerful and brooding, the 2014 possesses remarkable intensity packed into its mid-weight frame. Smoke, scorched earth, tobacco, graphite, savory herbs and menthol add to an impression of gravitas. The 2014 doesn’t quite have the depth or power of the 2013, but it leans in Subtle. Medium to full body, elegant and refined tannins, and yet there’s also delicious, understated that direction. I would give it a few years in bottle to settle down. This is an impressive showing.” 92 Points, Robert Parker, 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.” ——————————————————————————————————————————————- Rating: 92 Price ($) $85 – 95 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

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 4 × 4 in
Product Code

51-12-10

Condition

Properly Cellar; Distinguished Provenance

Size

750 ml

Region

California, Napa Valley, North Coast, USA

Vintage

2014

Country

USA

Winery

Dominus