The full bodied Grand Vin of the Dominus estate starts with elegant black cherry evolving towards well structured tannins. Early bottling has preserved more fruit character in this vintage.
The Bordeaux style blend includes 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, 9% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot.
Christian Moueix, who is better known for managing famed Bordeaux Chateaux, including Petrus, La Fleur-Petrus, Trotanoy and Magdelaine, fell in love with the Napa Valley while studying at the University of California, Davis. In 1981 he entered a partnership to develop the 50 hectare Napanook vineyard, which had been making great wines in the '40s and '50s. In 1995, he became the sole owner and named the estate 'Dominus'.
The 103 acres of vineyard are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, to produce two Bordeaux style blends.
Medium red-ruby. Spicy red- and blackcurrant, plum, currant leaf and mocha on the claret-like nose. Dense and rich, with spicy red berry and lightly floral flavors nicely framed by harmonious acidity. Today one senses the wine's 13% cabernet franc component. Quite tightly coiled today; shows little sign of the roasted character shown by some '99s. Firmly tannic and very strong on the back end, with an almost medicinal austerity; very much a wine from small berries. This really needs at least seven or eight years of bottle aging; make sure to decant your bottle if you can't wait to pull the cork. Should ultimately merit a higher rating.
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