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Auction: Auction 08.12.2006
was auctioned on: 8 December 2006
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Dominus--Vintage 1992

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,600
Price realised:  US$1,645
Lot number 1843, Views: 24

Dominus--Vintage 1992 Napa Valley "Production from the 124-acre Napanook Vineyard reached 6,500 cases in 1992 and 10,000 cases in 1994, a figure this winery has been building toward since the debut releases of 1983 and 1984. The 1992 Dominus is similar in style to the 1990. It exhibits an open knit, opulent, rich, easy-going character with gorgeous levels of earthy, cassis fruit intertwined with scents of herbs, coffee, and chocolate/mocha ice cream. Rich and full-bodied, with thick, viscous flavors and low acidity, this is a forward, exceptionally concentrated, easy to understand Dominus that should drink well for 20 years. It appears that Christian Moueix has settled into an identifiable Dominus style (the lavish ripeness routinely achieved in northern California, with the texture of a great Pomerol) since the 1990 vintage. Although older vintages have a similarity to more recent vintages, the older wines possess harder tannin than is present today. The 1993 crop was declassified and sold off in bulk, surprising in view of the fact that many great 1993 Napa Cabernets were produced." Robert Parker Wine Advocate, #102 (December 1995) 1 dozen bottles per lot

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 08.12.2006
Date of the auction: 8 Dec 2006 - 9 Dec 2006
Address: Christie's
8-9 December 2006, New York, Rockefeller Center