Grapes: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc. Region: USA> California> Napa Valley> Yountville> Napanook Vyd. Notes: 12 months in French Oak (20% new), decanting recommended.
Description: In 1981, Christian Moueix purchased the historic Napanook Vineyard, a vineyard in Yountville that had been the source of fruit for some of the finest Napa Valley wines of the 40's and 50's. The Napanook bottling is a wine created to be consumed young, and enjoyed with food, but will also age well for more than a decade. Christian Moueix, owner of Dominus and Chateau Petrus, recommends decanting young wines before serving to allow them to reach their full potential. "The 2015 Napanook is dark, plush, and inviting. All of which makes it an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next decade or so. Super-ripe black Cherry, plum, spice, and licorice notes are all pushed forward in a decidedly lush, open-knit Napanook that will be ready to go pretty much upon release." -92pts Vinous