Dominus Estate

Dominus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.32959 ratings
9.2662 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
Mike Saviage

Dark black color and entirely opaque. Fruit forward nose. Notes of black cherry, spice, tobacco leaf, leather saddle and some wood. Massive fruit and structure in the mouth. Acidity is present but in balance with fruit and structure. Tannins somewhat softened. Rich in the mouth. Long finish. An excellent wine. While I guessed the other 2 Cabs as new world I thought this was a younger Lafite or Mouton. Well made juice!

Dark black color and entirely opaque. Fruit forward nose. Notes of black cherry, spice, tobacco leaf, leather saddle and some wood. Massive fruit and structure in the mouth. Acidity is present but in balance with fruit and structure. Tannins somewhat softened. Rich in the mouth. Long finish. An excellent wine. While I guessed the other 2 Cabs as new world I thought this was a younger Lafite or Mouton. Well made juice!

Jun 23rd, 2021
Tom Casagrande

Impressionist notes from memory from last night. From a 375. Decanted one hour. Nose had graphite, dark cassis, cedar, intense gravelly notes. Tannic and obviously way too young, the palate was rich without heaviness, and at the tail end of the long finish there was note of the purest cassis that lingered. Come back in 10.

Impressionist notes from memory from last night. From a 375. Decanted one hour. Nose had graphite, dark cassis, cedar, intense gravelly notes. Tannic and obviously way too young, the palate was rich without heaviness, and at the tail end of the long finish there was note of the purest cassis that lingered. Come back in 10.

Jun 12th, 2021
Greg Valitchka

blessings

blessings

Apr 1st, 2021
Rodney Rosser

2006 singing nicely

2006 singing nicely

Dec 10th, 2020
Roy Goble

One of the better vintages of this brand

One of the better vintages of this brand

Dec 9th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 88% Cab Sauv, 7% Cab Franc & 5% Petit Verdot, aged in 40% new French oak, limiting oak extraction, dark Ruby, purple hues, with aromas of dark currant-like berries, tobacco and cedar. On the palate ripe blackberry, black cherry and cassis with vanilla, cacao and espresso. Well balanced, fine soft integrated tannins, long finish ending with floral, fruit, mineral and earthy character. Needs a few more in the bottle but will last beyond the decade.

A blend of 88% Cab Sauv, 7% Cab Franc & 5% Petit Verdot, aged in 40% new French oak, limiting oak extraction, dark Ruby, purple hues, with aromas of dark currant-like berries, tobacco and cedar. On the palate ripe blackberry, black cherry and cassis with vanilla, cacao and espresso. Well balanced, fine soft integrated tannins, long finish ending with floral, fruit, mineral and earthy character. Needs a few more in the bottle but will last beyond the decade.

Oct 9th, 2020
LM Segal

Modest showing for a profound wine. A slightly tannic and drying tail was the sole detractor from a perfectly balanced, wonderfully integrated and cassis-laden gem.

Modest showing for a profound wine. A slightly tannic and drying tail was the sole detractor from a perfectly balanced, wonderfully integrated and cassis-laden gem.

Aug 31st, 2020
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9.7

Bright, deep ruby. Ineffable scents of dark berries, graphite, minerals, licorice, violet, dark chocolate and sage. Wonderfully suave, fine-grained and plush but light on its feet, and every bit as complex in the mouth as on the nose. Really impeccably balanced, classy wine with uncanny precision and inner-mouth aromatic lift and a resounding, endlessly building aftertaste that leaves the taste buds quivering. A wine of great finesse and energy, not to mention noble palate-saturating, fully ripe tannins. This is more about subtlety than weight, but is still hard to scrape off your palate. This already coats every square millimeter of the palate but may yet expand further. All of this fruit was harvested in October. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, May 2020)

Bright, deep ruby. Ineffable scents of dark berries, graphite, minerals, licorice, violet, dark chocolate and sage. Wonderfully suave, fine-grained and plush but light on its feet, and every bit as complex in the mouth as on the nose. Really impeccably balanced, classy wine with uncanny precision and inner-mouth aromatic lift and a resounding, endlessly building aftertaste that leaves the taste buds quivering. A wine of great finesse and energy, not to mention noble palate-saturating, fully ripe tannins. This is more about subtlety than weight, but is still hard to scrape off your palate. This already coats every square millimeter of the palate but may yet expand further. All of this fruit was harvested in October. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, May 2020)

May 27th, 2020
Jay Eagan

A little tried on the first sip but 45 minutes in it is dark plum with leather and a cigar box finish that last 15 - 20 seconds. That said time to drink ‘em.

A little tried on the first sip but 45 minutes in it is dark plum with leather and a cigar box finish that last 15 - 20 seconds. That said time to drink ‘em.

Apr 20th, 2020
Greg Gregory

Wow. I think this was many people wine of the night and with all the incredible somms present that’s saying something. Alive, fresh, focused, elegant, bright. Blockbuster.

Wow. I think this was many people wine of the night and with all the incredible somms present that’s saying something. Alive, fresh, focused, elegant, bright. Blockbuster.

Jan 16th, 2020