Napanook Red Wine 2012

$79.99
$67.99

SKU 29926

750ml

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Made solely from grapes grown at the historic Napanook Vineyard in Yountville, Napanook is blended from blocks in the vineyard that were carefully selected for their lively fruit, soft tannins and early maturing characteristics. The 2012 Napanook is a clear expression of an exceptional vintage. Pure aromas of fresh strawberry, caramel and minty sage fill the nose. Vigorous and rich with firm, yet integrated tannins, the wine offers earthy complexity, dark cocoa and roasted almonds on a long lingering finish. Napanook 2012 is a blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot. This wine is created to be consumed young and enjoyed with food, but will also age well for more than a decade. Christian Moueix recommends decanting young wines before serving to allow them to reach their full potential. Celebrating its 17th vintage, Napanook dons a new label in 2012. The bold black and white design reflects the wine's maturity, definition and class.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Appellation Yountville
Brand Napanook
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • wa93

Wine AdvocateThe second wine, the 2012 Napanook Proprietary Red Wine has a similar profile, but certainly comes across as less nuanced and slightly less concentrated and profound compared to its bigger sister. It is a blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot. It does reflect the fact that the selection process has gotten so severe that the second wine at Dominus is really special in top vintages such as 2012 or 2013. The wine has low acidity, beautiful ripe black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, a hint of unsmoked cigar tobacco and a touch of roasted herbs in the finish. This is a beauty to drink over the next 15-20 years.

Robert Parker, October 2015
  • we93

Wine EnthusiastA blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot, this soft, approachable wine from a storied producer is meant to enjoy young and yet exudes plenty of complexity. Luscious aromas of graham cracker and blueberry jam belie a classically balanced measure of integrated tannins and dark chocolate. Drink now through 2020.

Virginie Boone, December 1, 2015
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorA solid, steady effort that keeps the focus on modest dark berry, cedary oak, spice and loamy earth flavors, gaining on the finish, where anise and black licorice notes emerge. Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2022. 3,600 cases made.

James Laube, November 15, 2015