2017 Dominus Estate Napanook Napa Valley
Vintage : 2017
Country : USA
Region : Napa Valley
Napanook 2017 offers rosehip, orange zest, warm spice and pomegranate with deep earth notes, silex and a gripping finish.
A very wet winter and spring, seasonal rainfall was twice the historical average. With soil water reserves full and warm temperatures in May and June, vines grew quickly and luxuriantly. Several significant heat waves were recorded in June, July, August, and September with a record-breaking 112 F on September 1st.
Ripening was fast and homogenous. The severe heat wave before harvest induced significant crop loss. To maintain quality, fruit selection was critical and resulted in our smallest vintage since 1996 (our very first vintage).
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon: 89%, Cabernet Franc: 9 %, Petit Verdot: 2%
Harvest Start: September 21
Harvest End: October 3 (before the fires October 8)
Bottling Date: May 2019
Percent New Barrels: 20%
Cases Produced: 1400
Release Date: June 2020
Budbreak: March 31
Bloom: May 18
Veraison: July 30