Dominus Estate Napanook Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2010

$59.99

Dominus' second label, the Napanook is a great opportunity to try the Dominus magic at a fraction of the price.  Drink this beauty while the Dominus is aging in the cellar.92 Points Robert Parker:  "The 2010 Napanook (98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot) reveals a pungent, spicy, earthy, slightly herbal nose, and an exuberant mouthfeel with lots of plum, licorice, red and black currants and a hint of sweet cherries. The wine is slightly more in-your-face and aggressive than most Napanooks, but I enjoyed its exuberant style. Drink this beautiful 2010 over the next 12-15 years."

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Ratings on Delectable

Wojciech Bońkowski Delectable Pro

Bloger bonkowshi.me

Tonight's treat. A style I could never get so time for more education.

Tonight's treat. A style I could never get so time for more education.

9.2

Daniel P. Drake Delectable Pro

Last Thursday I had the pleasure opening this 2010 Dominus Napanook Bordeaux Blend. 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot. I am sure that the dinner with my beautiful wife, the special occasion, the restaurant and the city we were in had a lot of influence on my rating, but isn't that why we love this incredible elixir so much. It is able to transform and transfigure any occasion or situation. Upon opening at the table the aromas came wafting over to my senses and at the pour and swirling, dark fruit danced pleasingly into a distinct show of black cherry, blackberry, plum, licorice, black pepper, violets, vanilla, old worn leather, graphite and dark soil. The dance that ensued once crossing my lips was as sensuous as one can get from wine. The dark fruit continues with black cherry, blackberry, black plum, black currants, black pepper, vanilla, a touch of smoky oak and beautiful earthy minerality. This wine is everything I look for in a Bordeaux Blend. This wine took me back to when I first encountered this varietal. A full round bodied wine with medium + acidity, chewy unctous tannins that led to a long sexy finish. Needless to say I thoroughly enjoyed everything about this evening and I wish everyone to experience wine in the manor it should be. Nostrovia!

Last Thursday I had the pleasure opening this 2010 Dominus Napanook Bordeaux Blend. 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot. I am sure that the dinner with my beautiful wife, the special occasion, the restaurant and the city we were in had a lot of influence on my rating, but isn't that why we love this incredible elixir so much. It is able to transform and transfigure any occasion or situation. Upon opening at the table the aromas came wafting over to my senses and at the pour and swirling, dark fruit danced pleasingly into a distinct show of black cherry, blackberry, plum, licorice, black pepper, violets, vanilla, old worn leather, graphite and dark soil. The dance that ensued once crossing my lips was as sensuous as one can get from wine. The dark fruit continues with black cherry, blackberry, black plum, black currants, black pepper, vanilla, a touch of smoky oak and beautiful earthy minerality. This wine is everything I look for in a Bordeaux Blend. This wine took me back to when I first encountered this varietal. A full round bodied wine with medium + acidity, chewy unctous tannins that led to a long sexy finish. Needless to say I thoroughly enjoyed everything about this evening and I wish everyone to experience wine in the manor it should be. Nostrovia!

9.6

Cory Fierro Delectable Pro

Not as much berry flavors as I thought it would have. Some cigar notes as well as menthol on the back. Hot to start but slightly cooled down, which made the berry nuances stand out. A good wine that I imagined to be greater.

Not as much berry flavors as I thought it would have. Some cigar notes as well as menthol on the back. Hot to start but slightly cooled down, which made the berry nuances stand out. A good wine that I imagined to be greater.

8.0

jesus g Delectable Pro

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

Mmm

Mmm

8.8

Hugh O'Riordan

Forgot I had this wine in my basement aka cellar. Ready to drink after 2 hours breathing. Well balanced , chewy , chocolate and vanilla. A really good wine. I bought this wine years ago .

Forgot I had this wine in my basement aka cellar. Ready to drink after 2 hours breathing. Well balanced , chewy , chocolate and vanilla. A really good wine. I bought this wine years ago .

9.1

Michael H

Nice but missing the fruit and balance of say the 2013. Nice nose but lesser than recent vintages.

Nice but missing the fruit and balance of say the 2013. Nice nose but lesser than recent vintages.

8.9

Sage Shimoda

Opened a 2010 Napanook bottle. Wow, the strong alcohol was still prevalent after two hours. We were able to catch a glimpse of its potential, gorgeous dark fruits, cassias, chocolate and cedar with earthy notes after three hours. There are still many years of aging potential. Will try this again tomorrow. ドミナスのセカンド、ナパヌークの2010年を開けてみました。これはパワフルなワイン。開けたては、アルコールを強く感じ、2時間経ってもその強さは変わりません。3時間経つころに、徐々に落ち着いてきて複雑な表情が出てきました。明日、もう一度、試します。まだまだ熟成する余地のあるワイン、もう1本は当分セラーに保管しておきます。

Opened a 2010 Napanook bottle. Wow, the strong alcohol was still prevalent after two hours. We were able to catch a glimpse of its potential, gorgeous dark fruits, cassias, chocolate and cedar with earthy notes after three hours. There are still many years of aging potential. Will try this again tomorrow. ドミナスのセカンド、ナパヌークの2010年を開けてみました。これはパワフルなワイン。開けたては、アルコールを強く感じ、2時間経ってもその強さは変わりません。3時間経つころに、徐々に落ち着いてきて複雑な表情が出てきました。明日、もう一度、試します。まだまだ熟成する余地のあるワイン、もう1本は当分セラーに保管しておきます。

9.2

Josh Weinstein

Solid

Solid

9.1

James Pendergrass

Glorious juice...

Glorious juice...

9.3

Josh Weinstein

Delicious and very well balanced

Delicious and very well balanced

9.3

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