Dominus Napanook Napa Valley 2016
Christian Moueix, one of the most respected wine producers in the world, directed Chateau Petrus for 38 years. His love for Napa Valley lead him to create Dominus from the historic Napanook vineyard in 1981. Napanook is a Bordeaux blend selected from the estate vineyard. It’s savory and delicious, with flavors of currant, licorice, and tobacco, in an exuberant, forward style. 93% Cabernet Sauvignon. Less than 2,000 cases produced.
JS96: This is a flamboyant red that offers hazelnuts, dark berries and a hint of chocolate. Full-bodied with round and soft tannins. So fresh. So rich, enticing and layered. A blend of 84 per cent cabernet sauvignon, nine per cent petit verdot and seven per cent cabernet franc. Delicious now. Drink or hold. -James Suckling