Vinous 92 points - The 2013 Napanook is a great example of just how good the second wines can be in this vintage. Almost impossibly structured and dense for a wine at this level, the 2013 boasts serious depth and richness, with unusually dark fruit, powerful tannins and exotic, spiced overtones. It will be interesting to see if the 2013 settles down over the next year. Today, it is explosive, bursting with energy and flat-out delicious. Hints of licorice, cloves and new leather add the final layers of complexity. There is little doubt the 2013 Napanook is shaping up to be one of the gems of the vintage.
92-95 Points (Dec 2014)
Christian Moueix first released Napanook in 1996 with the intention of producing a wine to be enjoyed
in its younger years. Napanook is a blend of the four varietals coming from vineyard lots chosen for their
finesse, lively fruit and subtle tannins. The goal is to find the perfect equilibrium between these elements,
creating a wine that is harmonious in balance and pleasurable to drink.