Dominus Estate

Napa Valley Red

standard courier: 3 working days

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R 3,915

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2011


Cultivar:

86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc

Country:

United States

Rating:

93 Points - James Suckling 90 Points - Antonio Galloni

Specifications:

14.50% alc vol Sugar g/l: N/A
Type: Red Wine, Red Blend Cellaring Potential: 30 yrs+
Origin: Napa Valley Appellation: Yountville

Tasting Notes:

The 2011 vintage displays fresh almond, wild strawberry and cassis. The wine has delicate notes of smooth caramel. Polished tannins, dark berries, cocoa and sage accompany a long elegant finish.

Fresh Almond
Fresh Almond

Strawberries
Strawberries

Cassis
Cassis

Sage
Sage

In the late 1960s, while attending the University of California at Davis, Christian Moueix fell in love with the Napa Valley and its wines. Son of Jean-Pierre Moueix, the famed wine merchant and producer from Libourne, France, Moueix returned home in 1970 to manage the family vineyards, including Chateaux Petrus, La Fleur-Petrus, Trotanoy in Pomerol and Magdelaine in Saint Emilion. His love of Napa Valley lingered and in 1981, he discovered the historic Napanook vineyard, a 124-acre site west of Yountville that had been the source of fruit for some of the finest Napa Valley wines of the 1940s and 1950s. In 1982, Moueix entered into a partnership to develop the vineyard and, in 1995, became its sole owner. He chose the name 'Dominus' or 'Lord of the Estate' in Latin to underscore his longstanding commitment to stewardship of the land.

A vintage that demanded experience and selection, 2011 was characterized by unusually wet conditions. The growing season began with a cold spring, delaying bloom after an early budbreak. Summer’s average temperatures prolonged the growing season. Rains at the beginning of October precipitated a selective harvest, where our Bordeaux experience of such conditions proved to be very useful.

Food pairing

Horseradish and pepper crusted tenderloin with port reduction. Braised shortribs.

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