Dominus Napa Valley Red 2006

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Dominus is the propietary red wine made by Christian Moueix and his dedicated team in the Napa Valley. They concentrate on highlighting the special terroir of sunny Napanook, while still creating a balanced, structured noble wine. Moueix is the talented Bordelais estate manager and winemaker behind premium Right Bank properties such as La Fleur-Petrus, La Providence, La Serre, Trotanoy and Hosanna.

'The California outpost of Pomerol and St.-Emilion’s famed proprietor, Christian Moueix has been working at this iconic vineyard, Yountville’s Napanook, (to produce Dominus) for over twenty years. Many decades ago this was the origin of some of the great Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignons.' Robert Parker October 2014
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Dominus
  • wa96

Wine AdvocateVery deep garnet-purple colour. A wonderfully perfumed nose of violets, crushed blackberries, black cherries, mace and cloves leading into some smoked meat and mocha aromas with swirling. Very structured on the palate with high acidity, a medium to high level of fine tannins and a full body providing plenty of flesh in the mid-palate. Very long layered finish.

Robert Parker, May 2010
  • we93

Wine EnthusiastUnless you knew that this was Dominus and had tasted older vintages, you might not be impressed. In its youth the wine is tannic and dry and linear. However, it is Dominus and it does need cellaring. Right now it shows blackberry, black currant, cedar and baker's chocolate flavors. Will slowly open and reach maturity after 2011, and could easily develop for far longer.

Steve Heimoff, December 1, 2009
  • ws86

Wine SpectatorA tight, reined-in style, with dry herb, cedar, dried currant, sage and mineral notes. Full-bodied, ending with a trim, tannic finish that suggests short-term cellaring. The best of two bottles tasted. Best from 2011 through 2015. 6,000 cases made.

James Laube, November 15, 2009