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1999 Dominus Napanook Vineyard

  • 87 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend

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SKU: 49498-1999-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    Deep red. Roasted strawberry, mocha and spicy oak on the nose, with complicating hints of tobacco, currant leaf and game. Sweet and spicy in the mouth, with slightly roasted yet cool flavors of spicy red fruits, tobacco and caramel. Offers lovely verve, very fine tannins and noteworthy persistence. This has turned out nicely, but still needs some time in bottle to harmonize.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2002
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Sleek and polished, with an herbal, green olive edge to the earthy currant, coffee and sage flavors. A solid value that offers complex, concentrated flavors, with a long, persistent finish. 4,000 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 87

    The soft, supple, easygoing 1999 Napanook (70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 13% Merlot, and 3% Petit Verdot) exhibits cherry, earth, leather, and foresty aromas, sweet fruit, and a forward personality.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Drink Dates: 2014
    Author: JP
Since its inaugural vintage in 1983, the wines of Dominus Estate have been crafted in a traditional and terroir-driven style by the luminous Christian Moueix of Petrus fame. Unable to pass up the change to make what he called the Haut-Brion of Napa, Moueix came to own the legendary Napanook Vineyard through a partnership with and eventual buyout of Robin Lail and Marcia Smith, the daughters of John Daniel of Inglenook Winery. Moueix eschews irrigation, acidification, and the heavy usage of oak (18 months in French barrels, with only 1/3 new) common amongst his Napa colleagues. The exceptional terroir of Napanook in combination with his skillful viticulture and traditional winemaking techniques have repeatedly resulted in some of the most broadly enjoyable Napa Cabs available and clearly place Dominus in the upper echelon of this genre. Since 1996 the estate has released a second wine called Napanook.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 180 bottles owned
  • 29 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 29 collectors)