Grapes: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 8% Cabernet Franc. Region: USA> California> Napa Valley> Napanook Vyd. Notes: Dry farming, 5,500 cases produced, 100pts. , 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. James Suckling, wine critic wrote, "The opulence of fresh flowers and dark fruit is so impressive. There's so much going on, from flowers to currants. The palate is full and powerful, but what impresses most are the ripe tannins and the amazing poise at the finish. Tightens down at the end." 98 pts. James Suckling.