Dominus Estate

Napanook Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.110 ratings
9.24 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Hard Cheese, Blue Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Herbs, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Duck, Onion, Beans & Peas
Top Notes For
Bill Bender

I’m an unabashed fan boy for the Estate wine—the ‘90, ‘91 and ‘94 are especially impressive examples that come to mind—but I’ve never connected with Napanook. The ‘96 is no exception. It initially delivered nice aged mushroom, cedar and bramble with a sweet cherry core of fruit but that faded quickly and green notes, muddled nondescript red fruit and bitter black coffee flavors took over and ruined the party.

I’m an unabashed fan boy for the Estate wine—the ‘90, ‘91 and ‘94 are especially impressive examples that come to mind—but I’ve never connected with Napanook. The ‘96 is no exception. It initially delivered nice aged mushroom, cedar and bramble with a sweet cherry core of fruit but that faded quickly and green notes, muddled nondescript red fruit and bitter black coffee flavors took over and ruined the party.

1 person found it helpfulApr 6th, 2020
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Youth w/o youth.

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