Dominus Estate

Dominus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

8.939 ratings
8.911 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
Colin Yates

Wine Buyer Macadoodles Fine Wine & Spirits

9.8

1986 and still room to grow. Lots of brilliant red fruit on the nose. Oak is faint but there. Hints of irony blood and band aid. Palate leans more towards darker fruit with fine tannins and tangy acidity. Lovely. Two bottles tasted with consistent notes.

1986 and still room to grow. Lots of brilliant red fruit on the nose. Oak is faint but there. Hints of irony blood and band aid. Palate leans more towards darker fruit with fine tannins and tangy acidity. Lovely. Two bottles tasted with consistent notes.

Aug 17th, 2016
James Leahy

1986 vintage. Softer than I anticipated, particularly given some of the literature out there on this era of the Dominus wines. But she held up beautifully and was a pleasure to enjoy alongside a 1985 Marston Cabernet from the hills. Much life remaining!

1986 vintage. Softer than I anticipated, particularly given some of the literature out there on this era of the Dominus wines. But she held up beautifully and was a pleasure to enjoy alongside a 1985 Marston Cabernet from the hills. Much life remaining!

Mar 2nd, 2015
Richard Brierley

Head of Fine Wines Vanquish London

8.7

When beards were en vogue last time.

When beards were en vogue last time.

Jul 4th, 2014
Connor McMahon

‘86 showing well! On the downhill slide but still an impressive wine. Color and texture is there but fruit is fading.

‘86 showing well! On the downhill slide but still an impressive wine. Color and texture is there but fruit is fading.

Mar 1st, 2019
Ron Siegel

A vintage that has always reminded me of a great Pauillac. Seems to be at its peak now & can’t see it getting better with more time. Red berry, cassis, leather, cedar, earth & tobacco.

A vintage that has always reminded me of a great Pauillac. Seems to be at its peak now & can’t see it getting better with more time. Red berry, cassis, leather, cedar, earth & tobacco.

Nov 4th, 2018
Alejandro Lopez

Monolitic disaster

Monolitic disaster

Jan 3rd, 2018
Dom Beveridge

How to even rate a wine like this? It's 30 years old and still delicious. Unsurprising depth/complexity with tobacco and leather to the fore. Black fruits in there, but seriously...30 years...

How to even rate a wine like this? It's 30 years old and still delicious. Unsurprising depth/complexity with tobacco and leather to the fore. Black fruits in there, but seriously...30 years...

Nov 25th, 2016
John Zimmerman

Wonderful aromas from this, and very strong nodes of spices, herbs, cassis, and cedar. Slight tannins, and a dryness that builds over the course of a glass. Also discovered a youthful strawberry profile nearing the end of my glass, and that was delicious. Overall very good!

Wonderful aromas from this, and very strong nodes of spices, herbs, cassis, and cedar. Slight tannins, and a dryness that builds over the course of a glass. Also discovered a youthful strawberry profile nearing the end of my glass, and that was delicious. Overall very good!

Sep 2nd, 2016
Benoit Duhamel

Oxydé

Oxydé

Nov 21st, 2015
Peay Vineyards

1986. Heavy, one dimensional black walnut flavot. Raisiny. Quite disappointing as I love dominus. Ah well. The 90 last week was stunning.

1986. Heavy, one dimensional black walnut flavot. Raisiny. Quite disappointing as I love dominus. Ah well. The 90 last week was stunning.

Aug 26th, 2015