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1994 Dominus Estate Napanook Vineyard

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8/1/2015 - Wine_lvr Likes this wine: 95 points

Reinterpreted Paris Tasting 'Best Bottle Circle' Style (Emmen, Switzerland): Clear red showing some first bricking at the edges. Nose shows ripe plums, chocolate and coffee. Nice depth and enormous power. Very long. This is a stunning wine to drink now over the next 10-15 years. After some weaker Dominos 1994 I was happy to taste a good bottle once again.

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1991 Dominus Estate Napanook Vineyard

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8/1/2015 - Wine_lvr Likes this wine: 92 points

Reinterpreted Paris Tasting 'Best Bottle Circle' Style (Emmen, Switzerland): Clear garnet in color. Sweet strawberries, chocolate and yoghurt in the nose. Nice balance, sweetness and a great balance. Elegant but lots of power and a long finish. Great classical Cab..drink now

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2012 Dominus Estate

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7/29/2015 - kcheung wrote: NR

Returned to Andi - FAKE!!!

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2007 Dominus Estate

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7/29/2015 - Dehrmann Likes this wine: 91 points

Manu & Georges mercato

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2009 Dominus Napanook Red

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7/28/2015 - jeffreylubowski Likes this wine: 90 points

From memory. Nice intermediate point between traditional and modern. Fair amount of oak and alcohol isn't hiding either, but the blend works well. Reminded me of a cinq cepages from chateau st. Jean. Chocolate mocha red and blue fruit. For $42 this is a buy, but not a steal.

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2006 Dominus Napanook Red

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7/27/2015 - ProfByron Likes this wine: 92 points

Less concentration than the 2005, but also more freshness of fruit. Ripe fruit sweetness although refreshingly dry claret, and instantly attractive. A fine wine that is awfully hard not to like.

Napa and great value - who would have thought!

Drinking well now. Will it change with further age, I suspect not a great deal, but worth seeing. Will it live for another decade - yes probably, or more.

14%ABV sealed with cork.

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1992 Dominus Estate Napanook Vineyard

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7/26/2015 - aquacongas Likes this wine: 95 points

Blind Tasting of 13 reds, 1 white and 1 Champagne at Behrens am Kai in Dusseldorf

6th Flight together with Pingus 1996 (cork)

for me not very easy to describe, in the beginning a little bit too concentrated, too much extract, missing deepness and elegance, too much power, but with time gaining more fruit. the really fine acidity gives the freshness back to the concentrated wine and will give him a long life. The long finish ends with a mouthful of tar and licorice. 94-96

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1987 Dominus Estate

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7/26/2015 - aquacongas Likes this wine: 91 points

Blind Tasting of 13 reds, 1 white and 1 Champagne at Behrens am Kai in Dusseldorf

4th Flight together with Saxum James Berry 2009

at a really good matching of the wines. for me a little bit over the top , but with air and time getting better, in the background red berries, extract sweetness, becomes more elegant after time, middle long finish, 90-91

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1997 Dominus Estate

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7/25/2015 - Goldstone Likes this wine: 94 points

Dinner at Tosca (Tosca Restaurant, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Hong Kong): Decanted for 2 hours then re-bottled for another 4 hours before taking to the restaurant. Perfect cork as though it had been bottled yesterday. Completely opaque and dense purple-red colour that looks 10 years younger than its age. Nose filled the room on pouring..... very perfumed, almost Merlot-like.....complex, deep and mesmerising. Palate has that perfect immediate top-tier Napa attack of gorgeous fresh acidity and purity of fruit but the tannins are still young and not very well integrated on the mid-palate; then BANG! ....a wonderful rolling, ascending, reverberating resonance on the finish that blows you away and resonates for a minute or more and leaves you simultaneously with a belly-filling richness of fruit and spice. Quite acidic and tannic even 8 hours after the initial decant - this is a young wine that is only just entering its proper drinking window even though it seduced me when I last drank it in 2010. Everybody's WOTN.....next time I will open the 1986 and keep the rest of these for 5 more years.

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2007 Dominus Napanook Red

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7/23/2015 - Thirsty1 Likes this wine: NR

Consistent with my 11/14 note.

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2012 Dominus Napanook Red

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7/22/2015 - Hodby wrote: 94 points

Dark red-violet color. Very forward nose: oak in the form of fresh ground coffee, vanilla, dark chocolate; ripe cherry, roasted nuts, bay leaf, olives. On arrival, gobs of medium level fine and soft tannin and balanced acidity. In the mouth, the aromatic elements repeat with gusto. Long, slightly drying finish. Bigger scaled and slightly more oak and denser texture than in most Napanook releases since 2002. Bottle #1 of three.

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1990 Dominus Estate

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7/20/2015 - Aglenardi Likes this wine: 94 points

A very Bordeaux-like blend. Aromas of blackcurrant and wild berries with a hint of smoke/toast and tobacco in the background. Fruity and fresh considering the age, with a smooth well rounded tannins. An amazing wine from this estate. should be able to held this plateau for the next 10 years.

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2010 Dominus Napanook Red

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7/19/2015 - Wine_in_HD wrote: 90 points

Good solid Cabernet.

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1999 Dominus Estate

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7/19/2015 - Marc S wrote: 85 points

- Garnet color with medium forming legs. It's balanced and has flavours of blackberry and strawberry with a medium/full body. Smooth texture with a medium finish - Did not care for this wine all that much. Not sure why.

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2009 Dominus Estate

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7/19/2015 - Shiaxonna wrote: 89 points

Tasted blind. dark red ruby color, dense and powerful, almost purple at the edges. Young. Nose has white pepper, leather and blackcurrant. Taste is cold, lovely, full and big. Young and powerful. Obvious oak. Acidic component and drying of tannins towards the end of the palate. A big and monumental wine but way too young right now.

50+5+11+15+8 (89p)

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2010 Dominus Napanook Red

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7/18/2015 - nicklauw wrote: 87 points

Very tannic out of the bottle, improves after about 3 hours but body is round and plummy with very little complexity

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1992 Dominus Estate Napanook Vineyard

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7/17/2015 - Lipsman Likes this wine: 97 points

An exceptional Dominus. Complex and intriguing flavors of licorice, cherry cola, and mocha that shimmer on the palate. Finishes with melded spicy tannins. Drinking perfectly

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1987 Dominus Estate

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7/17/2015 - johnallen wrote: 94 points

still holding up, showing good color, great nose, tannins are soft. Opened up over an hour and stayed tasty

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2007 Dominus Napanook Red

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7/15/2015 - HOS Likes this wine: 93 points

Decanted 1/2 hour. Started out a little cold but was soon singing as it warmed. Earth, tyme, mushroom. Full bodied, strong finish. Well integrated and very smooth. What a difference 6 months makes. Should hold for years.

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1991 Dominus Estate Napanook Vineyard

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7/10/2015 - Geoff Likes this wine: 98 points

A wow wine! Medium to heavy bodied. Strong nose of dark fruit, secondary overtones, charred oak, cigar, some cedar. On the tongue, smooth, powerful Tannins almost resolved, but just enough there to let you know. Great balance. Very long finish.

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2005 Dominus Napanook Red

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7/12/2015 - ProfByron Likes this wine: 92 points

Seriously good wine, I would have not picked this as Californian except that it has an attractive accessibility I expect this has always been attractive and always will be - like 1985 bordeaux. Excellent balance and attractive fresh aromas. The next 20 years will be generous to this wine I expect, bringing aged complexity.

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2001 Dominus Estate

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7/12/2015 - grape man wrote: 94 points

Awesome bottle,red and dark fruits garnet color, silky texture still touching tannins leave a lasting impress ion.tremendous wine.

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2012 Dominus Estate

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7/12/2015 - bluegoose wrote: 95 points

Really nice fairly rich/deep/dark/full fruit up-front. Really smooth mid-palate - the tannins are already integrated fairly well for being so young. Solid finish, however, the petit verdot shows on the finish and closes it too soon for me. If it wasn't for the finish I would rate it a couple points higher because the quality of fruit is very high. Slox ox in the cellar for eight hours, decanted for another two, and drank over another three. Improved with time. Obviously no rush to drink, however, very approachable now with a decent decant. Probably the best Dominus that I've had but I haven't had the WA 100 point 2010 vintage yet. 93% cab, 5% petit verdot, and 2% cab franc. WA anticipated maturity 2014 to 2039.

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2006 Dominus Estate

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7/11/2015 - Meneley wrote: NR

Beautiful ruby colour - complex nose (red fruits, earthy). Stunning finish. Needs to be aged longer. LO

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1995 Dominus Estate Napanook Vineyard

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7/5/2015 - philweird wrote: 93 points

This bottle opened up quickly as evolved slowly throughout a 2 hour consumption. While many have posted that it's fruit is past gone, I'd argue that it is just more integrated.

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