Dominus Estate

Dominus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.32477 ratings
9.2530 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Hard Cheese, Blue Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Herbs, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Duck, Onion, Beans & Peas
Top Notes For
Ralph DiBiasi

Liquid chocolate

Liquid chocolate

Apr 6th, 2018
Tom Kobylarz

One of the better Napa Cabernet I have ever had. A wine at 20 years old that still has a youthful color and nose. The color was a prefect garnet medium ruby. A pure joy to smell and taste. California sunshine was in there but mixed with earth tones, cherry, and cassis. The palate was seamless front to back, more gutsy than its Merlot bretheren at the table as this is Cabernet. The finish was long and pure with good energy.

One of the better Napa Cabernet I have ever had. A wine at 20 years old that still has a youthful color and nose. The color was a prefect garnet medium ruby. A pure joy to smell and taste. California sunshine was in there but mixed with earth tones, cherry, and cassis. The palate was seamless front to back, more gutsy than its Merlot bretheren at the table as this is Cabernet. The finish was long and pure with good energy.

5 people found it helpfulMar 1st, 2015
Julia Cochran

Manager/Buyer The Wine Club-Santa Clara

8.5

Young and awkward now but lots of potential from an "off" vintage.

Young and awkward now but lots of potential from an "off" vintage.

5 people found it helpfulOct 5th, 2014
Marshall Parrish

Really enjoyed this wine. Nice bouquet. Everything I enjoy in a big Napa cab, dark stewed fruit, chocolate, a hint of mocha. Lasting finish. Lived up to a special occasion billing

Really enjoyed this wine. Nice bouquet. Everything I enjoy in a big Napa cab, dark stewed fruit, chocolate, a hint of mocha. Lasting finish. Lived up to a special occasion billing

3 people found it helpfulMar 24th, 2015
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

10

A perfect wine.

A perfect wine.

2 people found it helpfulMay 16th, 2015
Kimberly Charles

Wine of the night from our @charlescomm team dinner chez moi. Black cherry, dark cocoa, cigar leaf & gamey, bloody aromas. Great acidity and firm tannins. Drinking perfectly. Personality: Mads Mikkelsen in After The Wedding

Wine of the night from our @charlescomm team dinner chez moi. Black cherry, dark cocoa, cigar leaf & gamey, bloody aromas. Great acidity and firm tannins. Drinking perfectly. Personality: Mads Mikkelsen in After The Wedding

2 people found it helpfulMar 30th, 2015
Monika Elling

Good structure, evolving fruit, solid kid palate but drops off on the finish. #dominus

Good structure, evolving fruit, solid kid palate but drops off on the finish. #dominus

1 person found it helpfulSep 24th, 2017
Greg Gregory

Out of magnum. Once again a wine that has loads of time left in its life cycle. Seemed a decade younger (don't we all wish we could say that about ourselves!). Surprisingly for me it was the first time I've had the 91 and felt it was more Napa then Bdx. Thank you @Lawrence Rozenberg and Gina for bringing this.

Out of magnum. Once again a wine that has loads of time left in its life cycle. Seemed a decade younger (don't we all wish we could say that about ourselves!). Surprisingly for me it was the first time I've had the 91 and felt it was more Napa then Bdx. Thank you @Lawrence Rozenberg and Gina for bringing this.

1 person found it helpfulAug 18th, 2017
Ron Haber

26 years and beautiful. Still has life. Hasn't aged much in ten years. Like visiting an old friend

26 years and beautiful. Still has life. Hasn't aged much in ten years. Like visiting an old friend

1 person found it helpfulAug 12th, 2017
Ron Siegel

This could be the best Dominus ever surpassing the great 91 & 94 vintages. Dominus always needs time in the cellar to develop and show its Bordeaux style character but this was surprisingly approachable after a 2 hr decant showing layers of dark fruits, cassis, violets, earth, mocha and spices, densely structured with great balance and length.

This could be the best Dominus ever surpassing the great 91 & 94 vintages. Dominus always needs time in the cellar to develop and show its Bordeaux style character but this was surprisingly approachable after a 2 hr decant showing layers of dark fruits, cassis, violets, earth, mocha and spices, densely structured with great balance and length.

1 person found it helpfulJan 22nd, 2017