Dominus Estate

Napanook Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.154 ratings
9.28 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
Eileen Fremont

Eileen had this 3 years ago

Eileen had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulMay 21st, 2017
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9.5

Just as magnificent from bottle as it was in barrel, the 2013 Napanook is dense, powerful and brooding, with searing intensity and extraordinary balance. Lavender, plums, violets, licorice and smoke are some of the signatures, but the 2013 exudes finesse, power and intensity. Bracing and searing, the 2013 is going to require quite a bit of patience. If anything, this is an insane level of quality for the second selection. The 2013 could turn out to be a thirty-year wine. It is every bit that magnificent, especially if given some aeration. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous)

Just as magnificent from bottle as it was in barrel, the 2013 Napanook is dense, powerful and brooding, with searing intensity and extraordinary balance. Lavender, plums, violets, licorice and smoke are some of the signatures, but the 2013 exudes finesse, power and intensity. Bracing and searing, the 2013 is going to require quite a bit of patience. If anything, this is an insane level of quality for the second selection. The 2013 could turn out to be a thirty-year wine. It is every bit that magnificent, especially if given some aeration. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous)

1 person found it helpfulDec 28th, 2016
Elsie W

Alcoholic Beverages General Sales Manager, Safeway

9.4

Dark fruit mixed with chocolate notes. Amazing!!

Dark fruit mixed with chocolate notes. Amazing!!

Dec 14th, 2016
Kevin Ortzman

Honestly, I was disappointed, perhaps I set my expectations too high. Dark berries, smoky oak - definitely too young!

Honestly, I was disappointed, perhaps I set my expectations too high. Dark berries, smoky oak - definitely too young!

Nov 5th, 2016
Gordon Walker

Nice meaty wine with lots of structure and accessible fruit

Nice meaty wine with lots of structure and accessible fruit

Oct 21st, 2016
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc. Dark red color with a complex nose of exploding fruit flavors and exotic floral spice. On the palate blackberry and plum flavors with a gentle touch of citrus zest on top of some smoky oak. Still very young and needs time to develop. Waiting in this, one will be rewarded nicely.

A blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc. Dark red color with a complex nose of exploding fruit flavors and exotic floral spice. On the palate blackberry and plum flavors with a gentle touch of citrus zest on top of some smoky oak. Still very young and needs time to develop. Waiting in this, one will be rewarded nicely.

Oct 15th, 2016
Henrik Poulsen

An early peak at 2013 Dominus Napanook.

An early peak at 2013 Dominus Napanook.

Feb 18th, 2016
Alan Viader

Great wine, fresh and delicious

Great wine, fresh and delicious

Jul 2nd, 2019
Jamie Billington

At cousin dinner. Full bodied

At cousin dinner. Full bodied

Jan 11th, 2018
Scott Soren

Always a nice bottle

Always a nice bottle

Dec 25th, 2017