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2001 Dominus Napanook

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The 2001 Dominus Napanook from Dominus: A Legendary Mark in American Wine History

Stepping into the year 2001, Dominus — one of the most notable wineries in the USA — immortalised a remarkable vintage within its portfolio. The 2001 Dominus Napanook stands as an influential example that became a part of fine wine investors' endless conversations.


A Fruit of Unforgettable Climatic Events

The growing season of 2001 in Napa Valley bore the signature of climatic cooperation, painting a picture-perfect canvas for grape cultivation. The ideal thermal amplitudes, descending from temperate Spring to an optimally hot summer and culminating in a serene Autumn, allowed the grapes to ripen gradually and evenly.

It is this unique alignment of climate conditions that differentiates the 2001 vintage from all other Dominus vintages, offering an unmatched balance between vibrant fruitiness and mellow maturity.


Terroir at Its Best: The Opulence of Napa Valley

Dominating in its stature, Napa Valley, the birthplace of the 2001 Dominus Napanook, gifts an exclusive terroir known for producing exceptional fine wines from the USA. On tasting, you cannot mistake the layers of intense black currants and ripe cherries coloured with shades of exotic spices and supple oak nuances.

The backbone is firm but velvety while fortitude and depth are highlighted by a well-integrated dose of spicy new oak. Not overly flamboyant but subtle, showing restraint and breeding—that's what we see when enjoying a glass of this captivating vintage.


New Heights for American Cabernet Blends

Proving again that it is one of the frontrunners in the world of American Cabernet blends, this illustrious powerhouse stands towering, ageing gracefully and expected to reach its peak over the next few years. Thanks to its full-bodied, opulent profile, it has become a must-have for fine wine investors aiming for sustained growth in their collections.

The 2001 Dominus Napanook from Dominus showcases why the vintage's distinct opulence is celebrated across continents. A splendid combination of superb growing conditions and exceptional winemaking skills create a perfect symphony, and therein lies the promise of a solid wine investment.

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The 2001 Napanook (a blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot; 3,600 cases produced) exhibits a chocolatey, black cherry, and currant-scented nose with hints of dried herbs, cocoa, cedar, and spice in the background. Incredibly Bordeaux-like, it possesses soft, sweet tannin, medium body, and undeniable elegance. Enjoy it now and over the next 7-8 years. (Release date summer 2004) Tel. (707) 944-8954; Fax (707) 944-0547

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 22 December 2003

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