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Dominus Napa Valley 2009 Proprietary Red Wine

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Dominus Napa Valley 2009 Proprietary Red Wine

Rating: 97

The 2009 Dominus saw about 40% new oak compared to the 20% for Napanook. A seamless classic, it offers a symphony of red and black currants, Asian plum sauce, lavender, and underbrush. Sweet Christmas fruitcake characteristics emerge from this magnificent Dominus that finished at 14.5% natural alcohol (slightly higher than usual). The seamless integration of acidity, tannin, wood and alcohol, the brilliant length and overall compelling complexity and richness make it one of the great classics from this historic estate. It should drink well for 20-25 years.

Drink Date: 2013 - 2038
Reviewed by Robert M. Parker, Jr.
Issue Date: 30th Oct 2013
Source: 209, The Wine Advocate

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