Christian Moueix's California venture has now established a solid track record, and the latest vintage of Dominus is another outstanding wine. Bordeaux-like in style, ripe, polished, rich in flavor, with complex currant, earth, cherry and berry, plenty of
Big, chewy and delicious. Beautiful, multidimensional aromas of ripe berries, mushrooms and chestnuts. Full-bodied, very velvety, with a long, long, fruity finish. Best after 2002. 5,000 cases made.
From the fickle Nebbiolo grape comes this classic Barbaresco. Unmistakably traditional Piedmont -- in the best sense. Here's some mocha blended with chestnut, with full-throttle, supersweet and ripe black fruit, a full mouthfeel, and pleasure all around -
A winner on all counts, this California Chardonnay shows enormous richness and concentration yet maintains a remarkable sense of harmony and finesse as it gently layers its hazelnut, fig, pear, spice, citrus and toasty oak flavors. Best from 2000 through
Only in Burgundy. Game, toasted bread, smoke and lots of cassis -- talk about an exotic Pinot -- medium-bodied and dark in color, with a chewy texture and lots of succulent, ripe fruit on the zesty finish. Drink now through 2000.
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