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1998 Dominus Napanook Red
Red Bordeaux Blend
- Napa Valley
Community Tasting Notes 17
Necowine wrote: (89 points)
July 10, 2016 - Concentrated licorice; eucalyptus and espresso. But all of it quite creamy, and offset with a dark-fruited tang. Slightly stewed, sure, but never dull. Rather, tasty and compelling.
sunnylea57 wrote: flawed
October 31, 2015 - Stewed. Not sure if it's cooked or just way over the hill.
t-sama Likes this wine: (85 points)
March 1, 2015 - Low acidity, faded fruit, but a nice mature cab flavor. Past its prime by a lot.
Echanson Likes this wine: (86 points)
June 21, 2014 - The wine looks garnet colored. The legs are medium. There is light sediment in the bottle. It smells like cinnamon and dill. It tastes like hay/straw, tea and oregano. The body is light/medium. The wine has smooth texture. The wine finishes short. The wine has low acidity.
Harley1199 Likes this wine:
September 25, 2013 - Obviously much better than previous Merryvale.
Fifteen years on and now this is a bright Napa example, at least to me.
Brownish colour with a dark core and watery rims.
Quite muted on the nose, perhaps meat, milk chocolate and ashes.
An extraordinary performance on the palate with sweet tobacco, more milk chocolate and caramel. Lovely.
Balsamic texture with soften tannins and a low acidity level. Digestive.
Any defect? Well, it needed a decantation just for that lack of quality cork. A shame!
Anyway, only a 86 score? That's a joke...
Obviamente mucho mejor que la Merryvale previa.
Con quince años y es ahora cuando es un buen ejemplo de Napa, al menos para mi.
De color amarronado con un corazón obscuro y unos bordes acuosos.
Bastante muda en nariz, quizás carne, chocolate con leche y cenizas.
Una actuación genial en boca con tabaco dulce, más chocolate con leche y caramelo. Rico-Rico.
Textura balsámica con taninos suaves y un nivel bajo de acidez. Digestivo.
¿Algún defecto? Bueno, necesitó decantara por la baja calidad del corcho, ¡una vergüenza!
De todos modos, ¿sólo una puntuación de 86? Ni de broma...
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- Vintage 1998
- Type Red
- Producer Dominus
- Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
- Designation Napanook Red
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Napa Valley
- Appellation Napa Valley
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 87 (53%)
- Consumed 76 (47%)
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