Dominus Napanook Vineyard 1999

Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 52962
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

Napanook is created from grapes grown on the historic Napanook Vineyard in Yountville, Napa Valley. The unique "terroir" and soils in the vineyard establish the base for the earthy and vibrant characteristics of this wine. Napanook is blended from lots in the cellar that were selected for their finesse, lively fruits and subtle tannins.

The 1999 vintage has a deep ruby color, with lush aromas of raspberry jam, vanilla and violets, and a hint of warm mint cocoa. The wine caresses your mouth with a lingering, fruity finish.

The 1999 blend includes 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 13% Merlot, and 3% Petit Verdot.

This wine is ready to drink now, but also enjoyable within the next ten years. Christian Moueix recommends decanting the wine before serving to allow it to reach its full potential.

Learn About Dominus Map ItMap It

In the late 1960s, while attending the University of California at Davis, Christian Moueix fell in love with the Napa Valley and its wines. Son of Jean-Pierre Moueix, the famed wine merchant and producer from Libourne, France, Moueix returned home in 1970 to manage the family vineyards, including Chateaux Petrus, La Fleur-Petrus, Trotanoy in Pomerol and Magdelaine in Saint...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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