Stunning. Two hours in the decanter. Still a beautiful deep red. Spicy on the mouth, leather and cedar. Phenomenal length. Drink and you won't be disappointed. Keep for a few more years and it will get even better if well stored.
Fell short of the great performance from last October's bottle; perhaps a storage provenance issue, and/or just a less than perfect cork seal. Either way, it was good and certainly had its moments where it was very good, but just not enough of them.
Deep garnet, nose of classic paulliac, leather, cedar, hint of floral note too. Elegantly balanced in mouth, good acidity and fine tannin yield a very good structure. Black fruit and leather with tobacco aroma, lovely blend and the best US wine I adore, 1991 is just as fine too, but more plush. Should age well.
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(Dominus Estate Napanook Vineyard) Very dark red violet color; bretty, bell pepper, tart plum, olive, pyrazene nose; tart black fruit, bell pepper, bretty, pyrazine, grass clippings palate; medium-plus finish (too bretty to rate)
(Dominus) What a nose! Leather, jammy fruit, smoke, oak, mocha, hint of dried cherry. Reminded me of a 1990 Montrose I had recently on the nose. The palate was pretty good. No complaints here. Glyceril, jammy, super-ripe, balanced, layered, and long. Lighter than I expected. I never have had Dominus until tonight and it was everything it was built up to be. Easily the most Bordeaux-like Cali wine I have ever had. Still though it has that jammy fruit aspect that distinguishes it. Very nice.
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