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2013 Dominus Napanook

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2013 Dominus Napanook by Dominus, Napa Valley, USA

Alluring in its audacity, the 2013 Dominus Napanook by Dominus is a rich tapestry woven with remarkable craft from the the Golden State’s naturally gifted Napa Valley. This exceptional vintage conjures admiration and curiosity in both seasoned connoisseurs and budding enthusiasts.


Exceptional Harvest, Exceptional Wine

The capricious climate of 2013 brought together the perfect storm of climatic conditions resulting in one of Napa Valley's finest output. These were near-perfect conditions for cultivating the kind of layered complexity Napanook from Dominus has come to represent. The result - a vintage steeped in distinction.

This Bordeaux-style blend emanates confidence with an intoxicating mix of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Its taste profile delights with sun-kissed blackcurrant notes accompanied by cedar wood hints and surprising undertones of fresh sage and wet granite.


Napa Vintage: The Investment Perspective

Investing in fine wines such as the 2013 Dominus Napanook is akin to cultivating a pedigree thoroughbred; patience and understanding yield tremendous virtues. As firm advocates of investing in reputable producers, Dominus Estate bring irrefutable credibility to American fine wines.

Vintage 2013 was truly outstanding within the provenance of Napa Valley fine wines, lavishing collectors with venerable examples of winemaking virtuosity. The age-worthy Dominus Napanook illustrates wine investment at its finest - offering potential for outstanding returns whilst providing an adventurous journey in every uncorking.


Towards Uncharted Terroirs

The 2013 Napanook by Dominus stands as a masterpiece of Napa Vintages. This vintage introduces its audience to a captivating narrative, encapsulating the unique climatic conditions and artisanal craftsmanship of that year. An investment in this spectacle is an investment into wine history; a tasteful narrative that entices, intrigues, and etches its mark on the fine palate and the fine ledger alike.

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There are 2,000 cases of the 2013 Napanook Proprietary Red Wine, a blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. This wine reflects the much higher quality that’s emerging with the second wine of Dominus, which has really become almost its own entity. Loads of loamy soil notes, grilled herbs, meat, blackcurrants, sweet kirsch and licorice are all present in this medium to full-bodied, lush, sexy wine, even in 2013. It is interesting how much more evolved and forward the 2013 Napanook is compared to the 2013 Dominus. This wine can be drunk over the next 12-15 years. In any event, both merit considerable attention from subscribers.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 29 October 2015

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