Red

1991 Dominus Estate Napanook Vineyard

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 217

  • Jeff Leve wrote: (96 points)

    November 17, 2017 - A beautiful example of mature, classically styled, California Cabernet Sauvignon. The texture is lush, the tannins are smooth, the fruits are ripe, sweet and fresh, the perfume offers a delectable mix of leaf, dark cherry, blackberry and earthy notes with just the right amount of tobacco. This is at full peak maturity. All it needed was a pop and pour.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • The Vines That Bind wrote:

    August 22, 2017 - Wines of Good Hope: Summer 2017; 7/29/2017-9/14/2017 (River's Inlet, British Columbia): Terrific bottle. Tobacco, red cedar, rustic but with vibrant black and blue berry juice still. Creme de cassis. Nuanced. Hard to categorize as old school California or '90s Left Bank. Palate is definitely juicer and weighs in favour of Napa Cabernet, but does reinforce the tobacco note. Good bottles of this are always pleasurable and intriguing.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • JulianSkeels Likes this wine: (98 points)

    June 15, 2017 - Can only second my note from last year. Good bottles are a class act, and this was superb again tonight against all-comers. A great wine with another decade plus in the tank.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • dream Likes this wine: (94 points)

    June 3, 2017 - Dark and brooding character still. Deep black fruit flavors along with notes of charcoal minerals and eucapyptus. A classic combo of Bordeaux complexity and texture along with spicy Napa fruit. Out of magnum.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • SimonG wrote: (91 points)

    May 9, 2017 - Cal Cabs (Chez Bruce, London): Fragrant and quite evolved on the nose, but tauter with a more licorice element to the palate. A porty spirit ones on the nose too. Develops coffee mocha aromas too. Interesting and quite fun, but just a bit too relaxed. bare ****

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2016, Issue #65, October 2016 American Wines Including A Great Lineup of Cutting Edge Wines From Oregon, 9/1/2016

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  • By Jancis Robinson
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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2010, Issue #25, The 1991 California Cabernets- Should There Be More Great Wines?

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 1999, IWC Issue #85 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    12/6/2013 (link) 92 points

    (Dominus Estate Napanook Vineyard) From magnum - bricking, very dark red violet color; mature, savory, corn beef, beef jus nose; tasty, mature, beef jus, corn beef, olive tapenade palate; medium-plus finish (more advanced than the last bottle I tried)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1991
  • Type Red
  • Producer Dominus
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Estate
  • Vineyard Napanook Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Codes 017224712107, 636595106751, 636595199753, 636595212759

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 29 (1%)
  • In Cellars 2,913 (72%)
  • Consumed 1,124 (28%)

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choclate, filet, Smoked salmon

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