Dominus Estate

Dominus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.3146 ratings
9.241 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 reddish tawny. Herbal nose. Heavy tobacco leaf, black cherries, cedar, smoke, plums, and cut Cuban cigar. Angular in the mouth. Needed five hours to find its groove. Big and powerful wine, paired perfectly with smoked prime rib.

Dark reddish tawny. Herbal nose. Heavy tobacco leaf, black cherries, cedar, smoke, plums, and cut Cuban cigar. Angular in the mouth. Needed five hours to find its groove. Big and powerful wine, paired perfectly with smoked prime rib.

Dec 6th, 2020
Mike Saviage

From magnum and after 4+ hours of air. Mature color. Exotic nose with a hint of brett. Notes of dark fruit, cedar, moist dark soil, some cola, iron and a little menthol. Nicely balanced in the mouth. The brett thing blew off or wasn’t notable after awhile. Consistent notes with recent tastes of this. Ready for consumption, but in a steady holding pattern.

From magnum and after 4+ hours of air. Mature color. Exotic nose with a hint of brett. Notes of dark fruit, cedar, moist dark soil, some cola, iron and a little menthol. Nicely balanced in the mouth. The brett thing blew off or wasn’t notable after awhile. Consistent notes with recent tastes of this. Ready for consumption, but in a steady holding pattern.

Mar 17th, 2019
Bill Bender

This was funky on pop but it blew off quickly and then it just started body slamming people. The 90, 91 and 94 Dominus Estate are as Bordeaux as Napa gets for me. Forest floor, damp earth, smoke, fig and spice provide an array of ever evolving flavors. Sensational @Shawn R

This was funky on pop but it blew off quickly and then it just started body slamming people. The 90, 91 and 94 Dominus Estate are as Bordeaux as Napa gets for me. Forest floor, damp earth, smoke, fig and spice provide an array of ever evolving flavors. Sensational @Shawn R

Nov 10th, 2017
Martin G Rivard

Incredible example of a phenomenal Napa Bordeaux. Runner up WOTN??? Truly insane good!

Incredible example of a phenomenal Napa Bordeaux. Runner up WOTN??? Truly insane good!

Nov 10th, 2017
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
Paul Schmidt

An incredible wine. It tasted as if it were just a few years old. Beautiful core of dark fruit and earth. A gorgeous expression of the valley. As Austin Peterson, Ovid Winemaker, said as we drank this "man California wine!"

An incredible wine. It tasted as if it were just a few years old. Beautiful core of dark fruit and earth. A gorgeous expression of the valley. As Austin Peterson, Ovid Winemaker, said as we drank this "man California wine!"

1 person found it helpfulMay 14th, 2015
Adam Crane

If only all Napa was this good...

If only all Napa was this good...

Apr 10th, 2017
Greg Gregory

The real deal. This was the best Napa wine I've had in awhile. Has the makings of one of Napa's benchmark wines for the ages. Thanks Tom Weldon

The real deal. This was the best Napa wine I've had in awhile. Has the makings of one of Napa's benchmark wines for the ages. Thanks Tom Weldon

Mar 9th, 2017
Martin G Rivard

OMG!! What a sick bottle of wine this is.
Drinks like a Fine French Bordeaux!!!
Forest floor, earth, a little funk on the nose, very well structured and a phenomenal finish. If only I would have bought this for the release price of $69!!
Would have, could have, should have, as they say!!

OMG!! What a sick bottle of wine this is.
Drinks like a Fine French Bordeaux!!!
Forest floor, earth, a little funk on the nose, very well structured and a phenomenal finish. If only I would have bought this for the release price of $69!!
Would have, could have, should have, as they say!!

Nov 24th, 2016
Martin G Rivard

We tipped our hat to Napa perfection at copying a beautiful French Bordeaux. This may very well have been the WOTN! Such elegance in a glass!

We tipped our hat to Napa perfection at copying a beautiful French Bordeaux. This may very well have been the WOTN! Such elegance in a glass!

Nov 12th, 2016