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2008 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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2008 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 | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2011

(93% cabernet sauvignon, 6% petit verdot and 1% cabernet franc):  Good bright red-ruby.  Musky aromas of black raspberry, redcurrant, tobacco, menthol and herbs.  Offers a light touch to its dark fruit and herbal flavors but comes across as tight today, and not yet showing much pliancy or sweetness.  In a cool, minty style but this clenched wine is still a baby.  (I tasted this bottle just before press time in New York; my earlier sample at Dominus was lower-toned and did not display as much lift.)

93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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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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