1998 Dominus Napanook Red

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
Drink between 2003 - 2007
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Community Tasting Notes 14

  • 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...

  • Grantsky wrote: (86 points)

    June 18, 2012 - Way past its peak, little fruit. Lots of oxidation

  • uffedaniel wrote: (88 points)

    February 15, 2011 - the flavor has black cherry, blackberry and a little vanilla.
    Its medium bodied, earty, old and flat. The fruit is almost gone, this wine peaked a long time ago.

  • mhauser wrote: (87 points)

    October 30, 2010 - Rating on the lower side only because I think it's a little past its prime. Little fruit left in this wine, though some dark cherry pokes out. Tannins are still there, and plenty of funky secondary characteristics. Almost like an aged pinot rather than Bordeaux blend. The oak still shows up. Balanced out better with grilled steak than on its own. Interesting, but clearly doesn't have the long term in mind.

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    May/June 2001, Issue #96 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 83 (54%)
  • Consumed 72 (46%)

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