Fine Wine

May 06 - 14, 2019

Online Auction
LOT 481
DOMINUS ESTATE 1996 (5) WA 95
SCHUG CARNEROS ESTATE WINERY PINOT NOIR CARNEROS 2005 (1 3 LTR., OWC)
  • DOMINUS ESTATE 1996 (5) WA 95
SCHUG CARNEROS ESTATE WINERY PINOT NOIR CARNEROS 2005 (1 3 LTR., OWC)

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DOMINUS ESTATE 1996 (5)

Napa Valley.

The 1996 Dominus, a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot, tips the scales at 14.2% alcohol. Although this offering lacks the power, intensity, and compelling characteristics of the 1991 and 1994, it is not far off the pace of those two monumental wines. A super nose of roasted coffee, chocolate, dried herbs, black fruits and kirsch is both intense and persuasive. The wine displays terrific richness, medium to full body, low acidity, a succulent, opulent texture, and superb purity. This beautifully made 1996 is one of the few wines that has successfully tamed the vintage's elevated tannin level. It should be relatively drinkable upon its release, yet evolve nicely for two decades. Impressive! WA 95

SCHUG CARNEROS ESTATE WINERY PINOT NOIR CARNEROS 2005 (1 3 ltr., OWC)

Sonoma Valley.

Bottle # 21 of 32

5 bts. & 1 3 ltr.    per lot $1,200 - $1,400

Realised: $1,320
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Additional Info:

Department: Wine
Bottle Count: 6-12
Bottle Formats: Larger Than 1500ml, Standard 750ml
Has Tasting Notes
Mixed Lots
OWC
Score: 95
Type: United States Red
Vintage: 1996, 2005