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Dominus 2003 Estate - Bordeaux Blends Red Wine

Napa Valley, CA


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Wine Maker's Notes

2003 will be remembered as a vintage with a very long growing season, one that continued into November for some blocks. The beautiful fall weather permitted prolonged hang time, allowing the fruit develop its complexity.

The 2003 blend is 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. No Merlot was used in the blend this year.

The 2003 vintage is plum in color, with an aromatic nose of violets, raspberries and worn leather. Flavors begin discretely with essences of cumin and drank red fruit that build up to a suppleness and elegance that is enveloping. The finish is long, fragrant and fresh, with an intensity of tobacco and truffle notes.

The wine is charismatic, with a Bordeaux-like style. We recommend decanting the wine prior to serving, to allow it to develop its full potential. This is especially important when serving young Dominus wines.

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