While your Dominus Prop Red sleeps like a baby in the cellar, Napanook is a gift that keeps on giving. Youthful and exuberant, bold and lively, this Bordeaux style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc is meant to be shared around the table year-round with your very favorite wine lovers. Christian Moueix’s commitment to perfection from the vine to the glass can always be counted on to deliver a memorable wine.
Christian Moueix, whose family owns Château Pétrus in Pomerol, fell in love with Napa Valley during the late 1960s while attending UC Davis. In 1982, he partnered with Robin Lail and Marcia Smith, daughters of legendary Inglenook owner/winemaker John Daniel, to create Dominus Estate on the site of the historic Napanook Vineyard in Yountville. This was the only portion of the old Inglenook estate retained by the Daniel family after Inglenook was sold in 1964. The first vintage was 1983 and since then, Moueix has painstakingly restored the original vineyard - first planted in 1836 by pioneer George Yount - which now totals 108 dry-farmed acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot.