Grapes: 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot.
Region: USA> California> Napa Valley> Yountville> Napanook Vineyard.
Notes: 14-16 months in French Oak (45%- 50% new oak). Iconic Winery owned by the maker of Chateau Petrus.
Description: Dominus means 'Lord Of The Estate" in Latin. In the late 1960's Christian Moueix fell in love with Napa Valley and its wines. Son of Jean-Pierre Moueix, the famed wine producer from Libourne, France. Christian returned home in 1970 to manage the family vineyards including Chateau Petrus, La Fleur-Petrus, Trotanoy in Pomerol and Chateau Magdelaine in Saint Emilion. All the forementioned chateau's are at the top of their game for the last 15 to 30 years.
In 1981 Christian Moueix decided to purchase the historic Napanook Vineyard , a vineyard in Yountville that had been the source of fruit for some of the finest Napa Valley wines of the 40's and 50's.
There are 6,500 cases of the superb 2006 Dominus. Its dark plum/purple color is accompanied by aromas and flavors of truffles, forest floor, black cherries, black currants, and Asian spices. One of the finest wines of the vintage, it is complete, full-bodied, and seamlessly built with beautiful ripe tannins, low acidity, and a luscious, layered mouthfeel. The aromatics are even more evolved and complex than the 2005's. The 2006 should drink well for 20-25 years. -Robert Parker, December 2008 review