Dominus Napanook Napa Valley Red Wine 2015
2015 NAPANOOK Napa Valley Napanook Vineyard, Yountville, CA Harvest Start: September 2 Harvest End: September 16 Bottling Date: July 2017 Percent New Barrels: 20% Cases Produced: 3800 Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon: 93%, Petit Verdot: 4%, Cabernet Franc: 3% Release Date: April 2018 Napanook 2015, with its nose of violet is reminiscent of a ne Pomerol. Delivering fresh blue plums and notes of game, the wine is enveloped in rened tannins and is medium bodied. It displays a sleek nish and a notable length.
2015 was characterized by a wet winter, which replenished the soil’s water reserve, followed by a dry spring. A sudden cooling of temperatures in May aected the bloom and reduced the size and number of berries per cluster. e remaining growing season was consistently warm with a three-day heat wave during harvest that sent temperatures above 102 F from September 8-10.