Napanook Red Wine 2015 - Vine Republic
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Napanook Red Wine 2015
SKU: 636595213756

Napanook Red Wine 2015

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  • ws88

750ml
$69.08

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Napanook 2015, with its nose of violet is reminiscent of a fine Pomerol. Delivering fresh blue plums and notes of game, the wine is enveloped in refined tannins and is medium bodied. It displays a sleek finish and a notable length.
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd94

Brought up in 20% new barrels, the 2015 Napanook is an awesome wine in its own right, offering classic cassis, tobacco, leafy herbs, and violets notes, with an almost Bordeaux-like earthiness. Full-bodied, incredibly pure and seamless on the palate as well as impeccably balanced, it's more than worth your time and money.

January 31, 2019
Wine Advocate
  • wa93+

Bottled in July 2017, Dominus' more approachable, less tannic sister wine, Napanook, is a blend this year of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Napanook Proprietary Red Wine is redolent of crème de cassis, potpourri, plum preserves and violets with hints of dark chocolate, menthol, licorice and charcoal. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is densely packed with black fruit preserves and earthy layers, supported by firm, ripe, fine-grained tannins and finishing with great length.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 31, 2017
Vinous
  • v92

The 2015 Napanook is dark, plush and inviting, all of which make it an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next decade or so. Super-ripe black cherry, plum, spice and licorice notes are all pushed forward in a decidedly lush, open-knit Napanook that will be ready to go pretty much upon release.

Antonio Galloni, March 2018
Wine Spectator
  • ws88

A hearty, robust, Bordeaux-inspired style, with a strong cedary, woody core to spicy dark berry flavors, ending dry and tannic. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2020 through 2027. 3,800 cases made.

James Laube, November 15, 2018