Dominus Christian Moueix Yountville 2006: In the late 1960s, while attending the University of California at Davis, Christian Moueix 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.
Tasting notes: Dominus 2006 is dark red, almost deep crimson, in colour. The nose is dense and compact, filled with dark berries, blond tobacco, black cherries and cacao. The entry is both powerful and supple, spherical in quality. Perfectly ripe, the tannins are firm, round and elegant. Black fruit and liquorice linger throughout mouth, well-balanced and harmonious. Alc 14% Grapes: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 8% Cabernet Franc
Dominus Christian Moueix Yountville 2006
TYPE Still GRAPE
84% Cabernet Sauvignon,
8% Petit Verdot,
8% Cabernet Franc
STYLE Red ABV 14% SIZE 75cl COUNTRY USA