Monday, June 26, 2017

part 2/4TH of July BIG CABS/new 2014 Dominus cab 98/100.New 2014 Napanook-by Dominus-cab 95/100

Happy Monday
#1) DOMINUS ESTATE, super high end Napa cab meritage 2014-98/100 and 97+/100-is coming Wednesday, and they have lowered the price too as this is the FIRST TRANCHE pricing, $223/btl.
 inside track for you, the new 2014 Dominus, 97+ points by Parker  and 98+/100 by Laube /is being released tomorrow, as always the first tranche (means first slice in French) / pre release price is around $40-50 less PER BOTTLE than the second tranche price, so please let me know.
 10-only 10- 6 bottle wood crates available at the first tranche price

Winemaker's Notes

Blend: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot

Critical Acclaim

  • JS98+
    James Suckling - "Loads of dark tobacco aromas with blackcurrants and black olives. Boysenberries, too. Full to medium body, ultra-fine tannins and lots of flavors of smoke, dried roasted chillis, black truffles, mushrooms and fruit. Bright acidity on the finish. Sexy, refined and subtle  austerity. Alluring. Very approachable now but better in 2021. "
  • RP97+
    Parker's Wine Advocate - "The 2014s, where the production of Napanook was only 2,200 cases and Dominus slightly more than the 2015 at 4,000 cases, was another early harvest, although somewhat later than 2015. The 2014 Dominus, which is 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot really struts its stuff. Moueix's belief in dry farming seems to be paying off with stronger and stronger vintages, each successive year, and the 2014 is a sexy, opulent, layered, multidimensional wine with notes of red and blackcurrant, cedar wood, tobacco leaf , spice box and licorice. The color is a dense plum/ruby/purple, much like the Napanook. This is a beauty that is already drinking gorgeously – as most 2014s are – and will continue to evolve for 25 or so years. " see pdf  


Dominus Winery
In the late 1960s, while attending the University of California at Davis, Christian Moueix(Who has become a personal friend of ours and is super fun/jolly fellow) fell in love with the Napa Valley and its wines. Son of Jean-Pierre Moueix, the famed wine merchant and producer from Libourne, France, Moueix returned home in 1970 to manage the family vineyards, including Chateaux Petrus, La Fleur-Petrus, Trotanoy in Pomerol and Magdelaine in Saint Emilion.

His love of Napa Valley lingered and in 1981, he discovered the historic Napanook vineyard, a 124-acre site west of Yountville that had been the source of fruit for some of the finest Napa Valley wines of the 1940s and 1950s. In 1982, Moueix entered into a partnership to develop the vineyard and, in 1995, became its sole owner. He chose the name 'Dominus' or 'Lord of the Estate' in Latin to underscore his longstanding commitment to stewardship of the land.

#2) 2014 NAPANOOK(second label of Dominus)Estate Napa CAB, one their best ever, 95/100, $68.95/btl.
14x 12 bottles pretty wood crates available
Same ultra high end ownership (Christian Moueix of DOMINUS and CHATEAU PETRUS)
Same fabulous land in Napa (DOMINUS)
Same winemaking dream team (DOMINUS)
1/3rd the cost of Dominus! 
see pdf 
Enjoy both ALL AMERICAN winners, just on time for the Fourth of July! 


210-828-2222 PH
Celebrating 33 years in business in San Antonio 

Monica  Ressel
Grape Wine Company, Inc.
Celebrating 33 years in business. 1984-2017