Dominus Estate

Napanook Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.1144 ratings
9.118 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

Nose has ripe dark fruits, plum, blackberry, black cherry, wet rusted metal and garden soil.

Palate has sweetened tart cherry juice, blackberry jam, wet leather, dried leafy herbs, cocoa powder, faint metallics with a long finish and mild tannins.

Quite a nice bottle.

Decanted 3H, starting to unfold, but 8-10 more years appreciated.

Nose has ripe dark fruits, plum, blackberry, black cherry, wet rusted metal and garden soil.

Palate has sweetened tart cherry juice, blackberry jam, wet leather, dried leafy herbs, cocoa powder, faint metallics with a long finish and mild tannins.

Quite a nice bottle.

Decanted 3H, starting to unfold, but 8-10 more years appreciated.

Jul 5th, 2021
Severn Goodwin

Young Napa, but oak is fully resolved...

Young Napa, but oak is fully resolved...

Sep 11th, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep intense red with aromas of rich dark fruit, smoke and spice. On the palate cherry and blackberry flavors with licorice and earthy spice. Soft dusty tannins but some time can make them better. Fresh on the finish with a lingering ending of toasty oak. Tasting Sample.

Deep intense red with aromas of rich dark fruit, smoke and spice. On the palate cherry and blackberry flavors with licorice and earthy spice. Soft dusty tannins but some time can make them better. Fresh on the finish with a lingering ending of toasty oak. Tasting Sample.

Dec 2nd, 2016
Riccardo L.

Best Napanook yet. Maybe reflected by the fact that it costs twice as much as it did a few years ago. Big and bold. Rivals some estate flagship wines and it's just a secondary.

Best Napanook yet. Maybe reflected by the fact that it costs twice as much as it did a few years ago. Big and bold. Rivals some estate flagship wines and it's just a secondary.

Oct 17th, 2016
mattswineworld

A Napa Cab that has green, herbaceous aromas! Yes.

A Napa Cab that has green, herbaceous aromas! Yes.

Aug 7th, 2016
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

8.8

Extremely well balanced between fruit, tannin, and more aggressive flavors of earth. Impressive, but I bet this will be far superior in a few years.

Extremely well balanced between fruit, tannin, and more aggressive flavors of earth. Impressive, but I bet this will be far superior in a few years.

May 21st, 2016
Alex Papanicolaou

Magnum. Not near its peak yet.

Magnum. Not near its peak yet.

May 6th, 2016
Weijie Shi (Jay)

2012 vintage.

2012 vintage.

Apr 18th, 2016
gino CapitalG

Round Pond Wine & Olive oil educator/sales

8.4

A little green and tight. Strong and pronounced as usual but I wonder what the high end stuff was like this year.

A little green and tight. Strong and pronounced as usual but I wonder what the high end stuff was like this year.

Jan 21st, 2016
Anthony Giglio

Wine Blogger WineWiseGuy

9.0

Powerful; till developing; too young -- but no regrets!

Powerful; till developing; too young -- but no regrets!

Jan 2nd, 2016