Grapes: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% 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. Napanook is made from grapes grown at the historic Napanook Vineyard in Yountville, Napa Valley. The wine is blended from blocks in the vineyard that were carefully selected for their lively fruit, soft tannins and early maturing characteristics. This wine is 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.