2006 Dominus Estate Proprietary Red - 375ml

2006 Dominus Estate Proprietary Red - 375ml

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2006 Dominus Estate Proprietary Red - 96 pts

We are committed to making a balanced wine of exceptional quality, which, through clear vision, intellectual rigor and unceasing effort, express the characteristics of the terroir. 

At Dominus Estate, we combine centuries-old traditions of grapegrowing and winemaking with innovative practices to transform the highest quality of grapes into fine wines with a great potential for aging. 

Our respect for the land and history of this place underlies our role as caretakers of the vineyard and our commitment to conveying a property that is improved for future generations. 


Product Details

Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 2006
Rating 96 RP
Bottle Size 375 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Dominus
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Robert Parker 96 RP - 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. Christian Moueix, Dominus owner, has purchased the 35-acre Swanson Vineyard, which is situated between the well-known California bistros, Brix and Mustard's. I suspect that will result in a third label from Dominus. At present, the production from these large holdings in Yountville is approximately 10,000-12,000 cases, with the second wine, Napanook, representing 3,500-4,000 cases, depending on the vintage. It is ironic that Christian Moueix, the great Merlot specialist at his flagship chateaux in Pomerol, especially Petrus, prefers the other Bordeaux varietals at his Napa property. Interestingly, when I visit Dominus, they always open a fresh bottle and serve it alongside a bottle that has been decanted for 24 hours. On each occasion, the more complex, open wine is the one that has had 24 hours of aeration, something buyers of this wine should take into consideration. These are the two strongest back to back vintages for Dominus since 1990-1991 and 2001-2002. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 2006
Rating 96 RP
Barrels
French Oak 
Style
Bordeaux Blend
Owners
Christian Moueix
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Dominus
Winemaker
Christian Moueix
Production
6,000 cases (approx)

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