Dominus Estate - Cabernet Sauvignon Napanook Vineyard Napa Valley 2016 (750ml)

 
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Producer Dominus Estate
Country United States
Region California
Subregion Napa Valley
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2016
Sku 1703356
Size 750ml

Napanook is a blend of Bordeaux varietals specifically selected from the estate vineyard for their lively fruit and bold character. Napanook wines are youthful and exuberant meant to be enjoyed regularly when a more casual wine is called for."

James Suckling: 96 Points

This is a flamboyant red that offers hazelnuts dark berries and a hint of chocolate. Full-bodied with round and soft tannins. So fresh. So rich enticing and layered. A blend of 84 per cent cabernet sauvignon nine per cent petit verdot and seven per cent cabernet franc. Delicious now. Drink or hold. April 2019 release.

Wine Advocate: 93 Points

Very deep purple-black in color the 2016 Napanook Proprietary Red Wine is composed of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon 9% Petit Verdot and 7% Cabernet Franc aged in 20% new oak. A beautiful perfume of violets aniseed truffles and lavender is just starting to emerge over a core of warm cassis blackberry preserves and ripe plum plus hints of cedar chest chocolate box rare beef and cardamom. The palate is medium to full-bodied and firmly textured with very ripe tannins gradually revealing layers of black and blue fruits plus loads of earthy sparks finishing with amazing freshness and depth. 3500 cases produced.

Vinous: 92 Points

The 2016 Napanook will give readers tons of pleasure pretty much upon release. Open-knit and deep with terrific fruit purity the 2016 is impeccably balanced from start to finish. In this vintage Napanook is distinctly medium in body which adds to its immediacy and sheer appeal. Expressive aromatic top notes and silky tannins round things out nicely. I would prefer to drink the 2016 over the next decade or so.