Dominus Estate

Dominus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.268 ratings
9.215 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
David L

Mag of 03’ Surprised how great it is. Pop & pour!

Mag of 03’ Surprised how great it is. Pop & pour!

Oct 28th, 2018
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

10

Fabulous Classic Bordeaux 2003 Dominus. Really expressive after 30 minutes opened. Eagles Dallas tailgate. Thanks Henry

Fabulous Classic Bordeaux 2003 Dominus. Really expressive after 30 minutes opened. Eagles Dallas tailgate. Thanks Henry

1 person found it helpfulDec 14th, 2014
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

The nose on this wine is stunning baring the alcohol heat. Perfumed red florals and candied dark and lighter red fruits. While the wine is truly elegant, the alcohol is seriously burning the back of my throat. The bottle reads 14.1 but I think over 15 degrees. Maybe, they wanted to save on the higher alcohol tax. The wine starts so beautifully only to burn the back of my throat. The fruits are ripe, elegant and beautifully soft. Blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, raspberries, faint back palate of strawberries, sweet/soft leather, black licorice, violets & roses, rich delicate & sweet wet black earth, soft light baking spices, caramel, milk chocolate, figs & dates, amazingly sweet dark minerals, touch of black tar, touch of spice and a rich long elegant dark fruit liqueur finish. I would score this wine higher if it didn't punish my palate and throat with the burning alcohol finish.

The nose on this wine is stunning baring the alcohol heat. Perfumed red florals and candied dark and lighter red fruits. While the wine is truly elegant, the alcohol is seriously burning the back of my throat. The bottle reads 14.1 but I think over 15 degrees. Maybe, they wanted to save on the higher alcohol tax. The wine starts so beautifully only to burn the back of my throat. The fruits are ripe, elegant and beautifully soft. Blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, raspberries, faint back palate of strawberries, sweet/soft leather, black licorice, violets & roses, rich delicate & sweet wet black earth, soft light baking spices, caramel, milk chocolate, figs & dates, amazingly sweet dark minerals, touch of black tar, touch of spice and a rich long elegant dark fruit liqueur finish. I would score this wine higher if it didn't punish my palate and throat with the burning alcohol finish.

Sep 3rd, 2016
David L

03' Dominus. Did they make a bad wine in the last 15 years?

03' Dominus. Did they make a bad wine in the last 15 years?

May 22nd, 2016
Nathaniel DiMaggio

A touch of horse butt on the nose. This is still young but very enjoyable. That Haut Brion stole the show tonight!

A touch of horse butt on the nose. This is still young but very enjoyable. That Haut Brion stole the show tonight!

Mar 17th, 2016
Nathaniel DiMaggio

Always a treat!

Always a treat!

Nov 25th, 2015
Nathaniel DiMaggio

Love what he does with Cab. With a 90 minute decant this thing sang!

Love what he does with Cab. With a 90 minute decant this thing sang!

Oct 13th, 2015
John Wight

Sommelier/Wine Director Luce Restaurant

8.5

Fruit, did someone say jamsammich?

Fruit, did someone say jamsammich?

Nov 15th, 2013
Sylvain Rhainds

Bouchonné

Bouchonné

Sep 12th, 2020
Ivan Wolpert

Jul 10 dinner

Jul 10 dinner

Jul 11th, 2020