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A dark wine with aromas of chocolate, blueberry pie and spices. Medium-to-full bodied with notes of French oak and vanilla bean. A rich finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak create a delicate balance between fruit and body. This vibrant red blend reflects another excellent vintage in the Napa Valley.
96 points James Suckling!
This is fantastic on the nose with blackberries and forest flowers. Very aromatic. Full body with soft, well-integrated and medium-grained tannins. Undertones of black olives. Love the hints of sandalwood. Drink or hold.
Napanook is a blend of Bordeaux varietals specifically selected from the estate vineyard for their lively fruit and bold character. Napanook wines are youthful and exuberant, meant to be enjoyed regularly when a more casual wine is called for.
This wine is a spectacular example of how Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet can be blended together to create flavors that complement each other so well. Lavish aromas of chocolate, cherry and vanilla cream, lead to a palate of deep plum, spice and licorice. With soft, integrated tannins and lingering flavors, this is an opulent wine and seriously delicious.s a spectacular example of how Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet can be blended together to create flavours that complement each other so well. Lavish aromas of chocolate, cherry and vanilla cream, lead to a palate of deep plum, spice and liquorice. With soft, integrated tannins and lingering flavours, this is an opulent wine and seriously delicious.
A mouthful of red fruit; cherries, wild berries and fresh plum greet you upon tasting this year’s harmonious blend of Shiraz and Cabernet. The two compliment each other seamlessly as vanilla and dark chocolate integrate with cinnamon spice and notes of mocha to form the perfect balance. Silky tannins give this enjoyable wine phenomenal length, allowing your taste buds to continue to dance long after the last sip.
100 Points Robert Parker (An extraordinary wine of profound and complex character displaying all the attributes expected of a classic wine of its variety. Wines of this caliber are worth a special effort to find, purchase, and consume.)
Bottled in July 2017 and composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the Dominus 2015 Proprietary Red Wine leaps from the glass with notes of fresh wild blueberries, crushed blackberries and black currant juice with touches of wild thyme, underbrush, iron ore and aniseed with wafts of lavender and pencil lead. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has incredible energy and vivacity, with the firm, pixelated tannins and lively backbone skillfully framing the muscular fruit, finishing with wonderful length and depth.
Christian Moueix began our tasting of the 2015 vintage with a big smile. “We loved the vintage from the beginning,” he commented simply. Dominus winemaker Tod Mostero explained why 2015 was special: “We had a lot of winter rain—15 inches in December 2014. But then we had a very dry spring—just two inches in March and April. This equated to less vegetative growth, because when you have very little rain in spring, the vegetative growth tends to be limited. This means you need less water in the summer, since the vines prepare themselves for a dry growing season. Because we dry farm, the roots grow deeper and access water that normally wouldn’t be available. We had a similar profile in 2013. The 2015 temperatures were higher than normal but not excessive. Yields were about the same as 2013—smaller than average. The grapes were small. We experienced an early budburst, flowering and harvest, with harvest starting on September 2nd and finished by September 30th.”
$65.00A classically-styled round, supple and sleek red blend – 2014 Caravan is the first vintage to highlight higher proportions of Merlot. The resulting profile is ripe and decadent with palate-pleasing notes of juicy plum, raspberry and flourless chocolate cake. Cabernet Sauvignon, the lion’s share of the blend, adds layers of complexity and an ideal balance between sweet and savory elements. It’s supple yet firm and polished tannin is complemented by dark, spicy notes of black currant and cinnamon; Caravan has a youthful energy that would reward several years of aging.
92 Points Wine Spectator!
Best from 2020 through 2030. Only 500 cases made.
Exhibits a mix of dense complexity and refined elegance, showcasing extracted dark berry, fresh earth, anise and mineral flavors, ending with a long, full finish supported by chewy tannins. Cabernet blend.
Best from 2020 through 2030.
Please call (251) 375-2800 for Availability
95 Points Wine Spectator
Only 501 Cases Made.
A chunky, chewy, extracted style, with a tight mix of loamy earth, tobacco leaf, dark berry and licorice flavors that slowly expand and gain length and dimension.
Best from 2020 through 2032.
Please call (251) 375-2800 for Availability
Initial dark fruit, spice and baking aromas in the 2015 Opus One are interwoven with seductive notes of violet, black tea, and sage.
The entry is vibrant with ripe dark fruit flavors of plum, blackberry and blueberry followed by hints of vanilla and cocoa. Silky, fine-grained tannins provide structure and a creamy texture. The wine finishes with fresh acidity and a rich, lingering finish that promises longevity in the cellar.
Varietals Cabernet Sauvignon 81%, Cabernet Franc 7%, Merlot 6%, Petit Verdot 4%, Malbec 2%
Made from the younger vines of Harlan Estate, BOND, and Promontory, The Mascot shares a unique glimpse into the evolution Harlan's winegrowing estates
2009 was a temperate year with spells of warmth but free of extremes. This lengthy growing season cooled as harvest approached , embracing morning fog and moderate temperature throughout the picking. The resulting wines have a higher degree of density and flesh than the previous year, with aromatics more in the vein of dark fruit, spice, and earth. With a more masculine tannin structure, the 2009 will age very well over the next twenty to twenty-five years.