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2003 Dominus Estate Napanook Red Wine Napa Valley
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About Dominus Estate

Christian Mouiex's orgins are in Bordeaux. During his time at UC Davis, however, Mouiex fell in love with the Napa Valley. It was to be a lasting love, which flowered into Dominus, his California outpost.

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2003 Dominus Estate Napanook Red Wine Napa Valley

Producer: Dominus Estate
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Bordeaux Blend
Origin: California
Region: Napa

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88(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2006

($39; 88% cabernet sauvignon, 7% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot) Moderately saturated ruby-red color. Cool aromas of dark berries, tobacco leaf, licorice, minerals and fresh herbs. Then spicy but a bit green-edged in the mouth, with flavors of currant and raspberry. Finishes with rather soft tannins and strong spice character. This sample had been in a decanter for six hours. A just-opened bottle was similarly cool on the nose, then tighter but fruitier in the mouth, offering bitter cherry and herbal flavors.

80 Points | Wine Spectator

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Full and fabulous
by Wilczynski12373494
Began somewhat dry, but opened into a very smooth rich fruit filled offering. Nice finish and depth
by Conil
This is the wine we had at the Forge for our second anniversary. We both really liked it.
by quirksrus
A solid offering if you can't find Dominus. Enough to keep your attention. Nice bouquet and flavors - current and slight smoke. Nice tannins with a solid finish. Would do well to cellar, but enjoyable. 2001 and 02 just a bit better.


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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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