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2006 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (Bin Soiled Label)

SKU #1460032 96 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Starting to take on the tertiary character of ripe fruit and savory components with dusty tannins. Full and round with a lovely texture and a light salty, meaty and tobacco character. Forest floor. Sweet and sour. Just opening. Inner quote mark (10/2012)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark There are 6,500 cases of the superb 2006 Dominus (91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot). 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. (RP) Inner quote mark (12/2008)

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Bright red-ruby. Lovely floral lift contributes precision to the aromas of raspberry, rose petal and licorice. Sweet, high-pitched and sharply delineated; velvety but not thick. There's a juicy quality to the ripe red fruit, mineral and graphite flavors, not to mention a firm underlying spine, that promises a long and positive evolution in bottle. Quite young but not austere, finishing with building tannins and lovely lift. The lingering perfume of red fruits, pepper, flowers and licorice is unusually complex. A really superb 2006, seemingly every bit as good as the sensational 2005. (ST) 94+ Inner quote mark (5/2009)

93 points Wine & Spirits

Outer quote mark Youthfully floral and tight, this vintage of Dominus is a big wine that holds all of its weight behind a powerful structure. And it's the power of that structure that is front and center-red apple-skin acidity and walnut-skin tannin-needing a ribeye with plenty of fat to bring the fruit out of its cage. Stay with it and the wine's earthiness begins to meld with the blueberry and chocolate richness. But it's all completely primary. Put this away for ten years, and drink the Napanook while it matures. Inner quote mark (12/2009)

93 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Unless you knew that this was Dominus and had tasted older vintages, you might not be impressed. In its youth the wine is tannic and dry and linear. However, it is Dominus and it does need cellaring. Right now it shows blackberry, black currant, cedar and baker’s chocolate flavors. Will slowly open and reach maturity after 2011, and could easily develop for far longer. *Cellar Selection* Inner quote mark (12/2009)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Very deep crimson and extremely intense, exciting, vibrant nose. Very dry finish but with lots of tannin and great mouth presence and grip. True savour. Tense and much drier than most Napa Cabernets. Glossy and seductive though with a heavy tannic charge. (JR) 17.5/20 points Inner quote mark (10/2013)

K&L Notes

One of the SF Chronicle's Top 100 Wines of 2009.


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