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Dominus Estate

Dominus Estate Napanook is on he west side of the Napa Valley facing the town of Yountville, approximately one-third of the way up the valley. At the foot of the Mayacamas Mountains, it is located between the valley floor and the hillside—we call it the foothills. Historical records show that in 1836 George Yount, who gave his name to Yountville, planted the first vines of the valley on the location of Napanook vineyard, before selling the land in 1850 to Charles Hopper. Since then, Napanook has had several owners, including Hugh La Rue, one of the pioneers in the use of rootstock and John Daniel, famous for the Inglenook Cask Selection. Christian Moueix fell in love with the valley and its wines while studying at U.C. Davis in 1968 and 1969. After many years of searching the ideal vineyard location, in 1982 he entered into a joint venture with Robin Lail and Marcia Smith, John Daniel's two daughters. This was the birth of Dominus, and its first vintage was harvested in 1983. Since then, Christian Moueix has worked to restore the unique character of the original vineyard. He became full owner in 1995.

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2570 Napanook Road, Yountville, CA, US, 94599 Email: info@dominusestate.com
Phone: 707-944-8954 Web: www.dominusestate.com
Fax: 707-944-0547
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  Dominus
The 2001 vintage is truly a classic and will benefit from years of aging. This vintage was characterized by an early bloom and long growing season that yielded grapes of exceptional maturity. This wine has the unique ability to be rich and complex while possessing a smooth and silky texture.
  Dominus
2003 will be remembered as a vintage with a very long growing season, one that continued into November for some blocks. The beautiful fall weather permitted the prolonged hang time, allowing the fruit to develop its complexity.
  Dominus
In 2004, we had the shortest growing season in recent history. This vintage of Dominus is charming and fragrant, and will age gracefully.
  Dominus
The 2002 vintage is a charming wine that will age gracefully in the style of other great Dominus vintages. With small yields, the fruit flavors of this vintage are particularly intense. This wine is harmonious and balanced, exhibiting complexity, depth and elegance.
  Napanook
The wine is made to be enjoyed young, and consumed with food, but will also age well for up to 10 years. Christian Moueix recommends decanting the wine before serving to allow it to reach its full potential.
  Napanook
The Napanook wine is blended from blocks in the vineyard that were carefully selected for their lively fruit, soft tannins and early maturing characteristics. The wine is made to be enjoyed young, and consumed with food, but will also age well for up to 10 years. Christian Moueix recommends decanting the wine before serving it to allow it to reach its full potential.
  Napanook
The Napanook wine is blended from blocks in the vineyard that were carefully selected for their lively fruit, soft tannins and early maturing characteristics. The wine is created to be enjoyed young, and consumed with food, but will also age well for up to 10 years. Christian Moueix recommends decanting the wine before serving it to allow it to reach its full potential.
  Napanook
The Napanook wine is blended from blocks in the vineyard that were carefully selected for their lively fruit, soft tannins and early maturing characteristics. With small yields in 2002, fruit flavors were particularly intense. The wine is made to be enjoyed young, and consumed with food, but will also age well for up to 10 years. Christian Moueix recommends decanting the wine before serving to allow it to reach its full potential.

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