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Auction: Fine and Rare Wines
was auctioned on: 13 November 2010
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Dominus--Vintage 1991

Estimate: US$750 - US$1,000
Price realised:  US$1,020
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Dominus--Vintage 1991
5 bottles per lot
DOMINUS What happens when you combine French winemaker Christian Moueix of Pétrus fame with Napanook, one of Napa Valley's most famous vineyards? You get Dominus, a wine that shares a terroir with the legendary wines of the Inglenook Vineyards era. Dominus is a "Bordeaux blend," made up of primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with a dash of Petit Verdot, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. In France, a Cabernet Sauvignon-heavy blend like this would be found on the left bank, whereas Moueix is famous for his right bank wines: Pétrus, Trotanoy and Magdelaine. In typical Moueix style, Dominus is made in a very "French fashion:" serious attention to the vineyard health, three weeks of fermentation, 18 months in barrel, egg-white fining and no filtration. The first vintage for Dominus was in 1983. Dominus--Vintage 1991 Napa Valley 5 bottles per lot

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Fine and Rare Wines
Date of the auction: 13 Nov 2010
Address: Christie's
13 November 2010, New York, Rockefeller Center