Dominus Napanook 2020 750ml - The Grape Tray
Dominus Napanook  2020 750ml
SKU: 1020

Dominus Napanook 2020

  • js95
  • ws93
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Category Red Wine
Origin California, Napa Valley, Yountville
Brand Dominus
Alcohol/vol 14.5%

Winery Notes:

With its own distinct personality, Napanook presents a bold and vibrant character. Its exuberant fruit, smooth structure, and medium bodied texture lend to its immediate appeal.

Blend: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot

James Suckling
  • js95

Aromas of currants, blackberries, fresh mushrooms and flowers. Medium-bodied with compacted fruit and integrated, fine tannins. Ripe fruit with reserve. Attractive and alluring. Excellent structure.

February 14, 2023
Wine Spectator
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Solidly built and very direct, with a juicy, muscular core of cassis, plum and blackberry flavors lined with singed alder, menthol and sweet bay leaf. Maintains juicy energy through the toasty finish, with a late loamy echo keeping things grounded. A very well-proportioned wine. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2034. 2,450 cases made.

James Molesworth, November 15, 2022
Wine Advocate
  • wa93

Exuberantly fruity on the nose, the 2019 Napanook is a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Despite seeing 40% new French oak, what shines on the nose are the ripe cherries, delicately brushed with wisps of tobacco, sage and bay leaf. It's medium to full-bodied, supple and silky in feel on the palate, while the finish lingers easily, adding notes of pencil shavings and mocha. To get this sort of pedigree for less than $100 is a rarity in Napa these days, making it a notable value.

Joe Czerwinski, May 31, 2022
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd91

From a drought year marked by drastic wildfires, the 2020 Napanook certainly does well, with an upfront, supple, charming style in its red and black fruits, leather, dried herbs, and loamy earth-like aromatics and flavors. It's nicely balanced, medium to full-bodied, has fine tannins, and a good finish.

Audrey Frick, December 26, 2023

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