Grapes: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 7% Cabernet Franc.
Region: USA> Calfornia> Napa Valley> Yountville> Napanook Vyd.
Notes: 93pts. Robert Parker,
Description: In 1981 Christian Moueix decided to purchase 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.
"Moving to the 2016's, this was a more abundant year for this estate and the vintage was compared to 2006 by the winemakers.The 2016 Napanook is another terrific wine and has a more elegant, pretty, seamless style than the 2015 with the purity of the 2016 vintage front and center. Classic red and blue fruits, spring flowers, and tobacco leaf notes all flow to a medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced red that will keep for 10-15 years." 93pts Jeb Dunnuck.
Christian Moueix, owner of Dominus and Chateau Petrus, recommends decanting young wines before serving to allow them to reach their full potential.