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Dominus Estate

The California winery is located in Yountville in the same AVA area in the Napa Valley, At this point, Georg Yount, after whom the area was named, in 1836 a vineyard called "Napanook Vineyard" on (meaning "Napa corner vineyard"). As a result, there were several owners, including the viticultural pioneer Hugh La-Rue and John Daniel, the grandnephew of Gustave Niebaum and former owner of Inglenook Winery, In 1982, the vineyard was built by Christian Moueix, the owner of the Château Pétrus in the Pomerol, revived in a joint venture with the two daughters of John Daniel under the new name of "Dominus Estate". The first year was 1983. Since 1995 Moueix is ​​the sole owner. The vineyards cover about 50 hectares of vineyards on gravel and clay soils, some of which still with Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot and Cabernet Franc from 1880 are planted. These are the oldest vines in Napa County.

Christian Moueix - Dominus Estate in the Napa Valley

The flagship of the house is the extremely durable Bordeaux blend "Dominus", mainly of the Cabernet Sauvignon variety, with slightly varying annual proportions of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot is pressed. This developed mainly by the outstanding vintage 1990 to a much sought after cult wine, On the label In the period from 1983 to 1990, Christian Moueix was portrayed with a portrait and signature in different forms, each artist-designed. Since the year 1991 the label is the same now. It no longer bears the picture, but only the signature of the owner. Under the label "Napanook Wines", since 1996, a young to be enjoyed second wine generated.

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