napanook 2006

All of a sudden, a couple of weeks ago I received a letter from cx that I should go to their site to claim a gift they were giving to all their US-based diamond members. So I filled out this simple form, and a bottle of wine arrived in the office just before christmas.

Turns out, it’s a napanook 2006 from the dominus estate in napa valley. Heehee, what’s it with the cute vineyard names nowadays. A little research tells me that

the 2006 vintage is deep crimson in color. Its nose is dense, complex and full of black cherry, fresh almonds and bitter chocolate notes. The entry is very full and velvety, enveloped with round, deep tannins. The finish lingers on with aromas of bramble berries, cigar tobacco and cocoa beans.

It’s a blended red made from 87% cabernet sauvignon, 5% cabernet franc, 5% petit verdot and 3% merlot. A total of 3500 cases were produced, and the price is around $40. It’s meant to be consumed new, but can be laid down for 10-15 years.