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    Dominus Napanook Vineyard 2009
    Bordeaux Red Blends - Napa Valley, California

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    • V93
    • RP93
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 93 The Wine Advocate, 93 Vinous / Antonio Galloni, 90 Wine Enthusiast, 90 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.1%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 117140

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 2009 vintage is vibrant and complex, filled with notes of plum, black cherry and earthy tobacco. Pure and precise on the palate, aromas of chocolate and lightly toasted almond complement firm tannins throughout the long finish.

    87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 8% Petit Verdot

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2009 Napanook, which Moueix claims to be one of his favorite wines of the last decade, is among the finest they have made. A blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, it exhibits a dark plum/purple color along with a big, sweet bouquet of licorice, incense, roasted herbs, loamy soil, kirsch, black currants and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied with silky tannins and a round, opulent mouthfeel, this beauty can be drunk now and over the next 12-15 years.

    93 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    The 2009 Napanook is simply glorious. Sweet dark cherries, mint, tobacco, wild flowers and licorice all jump from the glass. The 2009 is a juicy, extroverted Napanook that impresses for its sheer pleasure and total harmony. Layers of fruit continue to build to the huge, creamy finish. As good as the 2009 is today, I have a hard time thinking it won't be better in another few years. If anything, this is too serious a wine for an entry-level offering. The 2009 is 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc.

    93 Points
    Vinous / Antonio Galloni

    Elegantly smooth in the mouth, like silk and velvet - this has rich, forward blackberry, black currant and oak flavors. It feels dramatic and complex, a white-tablecloth Cabernet for pairing with fine meats and cheese.

    90 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Good medium ruby-red. Cool, rather shy aromas of dark berries, licorice and pepper, with nuances of white fruits. Supple and spicy, with an herbal quality to the flavors of dark berries, spices and mint. Nicely fine-grained in the mouth but in a cool style. The slightly drying finish shows a good kick of tannins and calls for at least a couple years of patience.

    90 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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    Jayme2014 (4/15/2015)
    Amazing. Beautiful aromatics did not disappoint on the palate! I would get this again and again. Rich, luscious, full bodied .....not overly tannic....but not flabby at all. First taste makes you think maybe it will be too sweet or cloying, but the second sip reassures you that's not the case. Wonderful.

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