2013 Dominus "Napanook" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend
Review Date: 06-01-2016
It is crazy to think that this is a second wine. This wine has more structure, complexity and polish than most wines that are significantly more expensive. While "Bordeaux blend" is often used to describe the varietals used in a blend, it almost never make me think of Bordeaux wine. Here is does, this is Napa Valley Bordeaux. Dark fruits, earthy mineral tones, cigar box; sounds like Bordeaux right, wrong its Napanook. This has great concentration and structure, drink it now or cellar it for a decade. Just like a great Bordeaux, only better? Once you taste this you'll understand where I am coming from. Oh, and by the way, all the grapes for this wine come from the same vines as Dominus.