Dominus Estate Napa Valley 2013 750ML
100 points by Vinous Antonio Galloni
100 points by Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider
2013 was characterized by a very dry spring and a consistently warm summer/early fall.
Only 6.4 inches of rainfall were recorded from January to June (versus 17.7 inches average).
Low reserves of soil water limited vine growth.
While average temperatures remained warm throughout spring and summer, no heat spikes were recorded in July, August or September.
In terms of thermal time (growing degree days), the season was 18 days ahead of the norm at the beginning of harvest (September 10).
BLEND: Cabernet Sauvignon: 89%, Petit Verdot: 7%, Cabernet Franc: 4%
HARVEST START: September 10
HARVEST END: September 26
BOTTLING DATE: July 2015
PERCENT NEW BARRELS: 40%
CASES PRODUCED: 3500
RELEASE DATE: June 2016