2006 Dominus, Christian Moueix, Napa, California (6 x Bottle)

USA California Napa Valley

There are 6,500 cases of the superb 2006 Dominus (91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot). Its dark plum/purple color is accompanied by aromas and flavors of truffles, forest floor, black cherries, black currants, and Asian spices. One of the finest wines of the vintage, it is complete, full-bodied, and seamlessly built with beautiful ripe tannins, low acidity, and a luscious, layered mouthfeel. The aromatics are even more evolved and complex than the 2005's. The 2006 should drink well for 20-25 years.

2006 Dominus, Christian Moueix, Napa, California (6 x Bottle)

There are 6,500 cases of the superb 2006 Dominus (91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot). Its dark plum/purple color is accompanied by aromas and flavors of truffles, forest floor, black cherries, black currants, and Asian spices. One of the finest wines of the vintage, it is complete, full-bodied, and seamlessly built with beautiful ripe tannins, low acidity, and a luscious, layered mouthfeel. The aromatics are even more evolved and complex than the 2005's. The 2006 should drink well for 20-25 years.

USA California Napa Valley
Producer Dominus Estate
Sub-Region Napa Valley
Region California
Country USA
Grape Variety Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 2006
Colour Red
Style Full, Dry, Oaked

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Vinous

Bright red-ruby. Lovely floral lift contributes precision to the aromas of raspberry, rose petal and licorice. Sweet, high-pitched and sharply delineated; velvety but not thick. There s a juicy quality to the ripe red fruit, mineral and graphite flavors, not to mention a firm underlying spine, that promises a long and positive evolution in bottle. Quite young but not austere, finishing with building tannins and lovely lift. The lingering perfume of red fruits, pepper, flowers and licorice is unusually complex. A really superb 2006, seemingly every bit as good as the sensational 2005.

94+ Points

By Stephen Tanzer / December 2014

Vinous

Good bright red-ruby. Claret-like aromas of black raspberry, dark cherry, graphite, minerals, mocha and licorice. Lush and sweet but not yet showing the mid-palate definition of the 2005. Firmly structured wine but without quite the tight grain of the 2005. The substantial, building tannins arrive late, allowing the fruit and licorice flavors to expand on the back. This ultimately comes across as quite firmly structured but less sweet than the 2005.

91-94 Points

By Stephen Tanzer / December 2014

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

There are 6,500 cases of the superb 2006 Dominus (91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot). Its dark plum/purple color is accompanied by aromas and flavors of truffles, forest floor, black cherries, black currants, and Asian spices. One of the finest wines of the vintage, it is complete, full-bodied, and seamlessly built with beautiful ripe tannins, low acidity, and a luscious, layered mouthfeel. The aromatics are even more evolved and complex than the 2005’s. The 2006 should drink well for 20-25 years.

96 Points / Drinking 2008 - 2033

By Robert M. Parker, Jr. / December 2008