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The December 2018 Distinguished Cellar Auction, Part I

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Auction Ends: 12/6/2018 6:00:00 PM PST

Lot #1122. Dominus Estate 1994

Description: Consists of 3 Magnums, 1.5L
Packaging: OWC.
Score: 99 RP.
"Christian Moueix and his talented winemaking team continue to rewrite the definition of a Napa Valley reference point wine. I have had a difficult time keeping the corks in my bottles of 1994 Dominus . . . . From a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot. In this vintage, 174 days passed between bud break and the harvest, a remarkable period of time for any wine region in the world. The 1994 is a strikingly thick, compellingly rich wine with the texture of a great Pomerol, despite being made primarily from Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine exhibits a dense purple color, and an incredibly fragrant nose of jammy black fruits, spice, smoke, and loamy, truffle-like scents. In the mouth, it is full-bodied, with thrilling levels of extract and richness, but no sense of heaviness or harshness. This seamless Dominus possesses no hard edges, as its acidity, tannin, and alcohol are beautifully meshed with copious quantities of ripe fruit." Wine Advocate #114, Dec 1997
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $1,700


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