Dominus Estate

Dominus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.3101 ratings
9.121 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Had friends over for lunch on Saturday and had a match off with this 1997 Dominus with a 1997 Wynns John Riddoch - both from magnum. This Dominus I first tried at TriBeCa Grill in New York about 8 years ago and it was a wow wine for me. In fact the best Cabernet I had ever had outside of Bordeaux. No detailed notes but this was more savoury and less fruit driven than I remember. The consensus around the table was in favour of the Riddoch with me as the sole vote for the Dominus. No detailed tasting notes.

Had friends over for lunch on Saturday and had a match off with this 1997 Dominus with a 1997 Wynns John Riddoch - both from magnum. This Dominus I first tried at TriBeCa Grill in New York about 8 years ago and it was a wow wine for me. In fact the best Cabernet I had ever had outside of Bordeaux. No detailed notes but this was more savoury and less fruit driven than I remember. The consensus around the table was in favour of the Riddoch with me as the sole vote for the Dominus. No detailed tasting notes.

Nov 17th, 2019
Bill Bender

Didn't wow me. Something was missing and it didn't compete favorably vs most of the competition. A bit hollow, lacked complexity and possessed very little punch or profound fruit. Perhaps it was an off bottle but it wasn't obviously flawed or compromised.

Didn't wow me. Something was missing and it didn't compete favorably vs most of the competition. A bit hollow, lacked complexity and possessed very little punch or profound fruit. Perhaps it was an off bottle but it wasn't obviously flawed or compromised.

Jul 30th, 2017
Craig Haserot

Founder and Proprietor Sojourn Cellars

9.3

Mature. And really nice space, but drink up.

Mature. And really nice space, but drink up.

Dec 19th, 2016
Adam Nelson

One of the best Napa cabs I've had and structure is still there.

One of the best Napa cabs I've had and structure is still there.

Aug 25th, 2016
Kevin Ortzman

Sadly, this bottle was too tired (old worn leather)

Sadly, this bottle was too tired (old worn leather)

Aug 14th, 2016
Mike Saviage

A little closed down despite lots of air and patience. Showed some of what it has but I've had better examples of this.

A little closed down despite lots of air and patience. Showed some of what it has but I've had better examples of this.

Apr 17th, 2016
Yeshua Goodman

Beverage Manager at Grand Wailea

9.5

Wow

Wow

Mar 23rd, 2016
Jeremiah Allen

Showing greatness

Showing greatness

Jun 18th, 2015
Aline Baly

No way I would have guessed this to be napa!! Bright acidity but not fan of the nose.

No way I would have guessed this to be napa!! Bright acidity but not fan of the nose.

May 23rd, 2014
Blaine Brown

Great every time

Great every time

Dec 5th, 2013