Dominus Estate

Dominus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.3187 ratings
9.335 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
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9.4

Bright, full ruby-red. Highly complex, thoroughly ripe scents of black raspberry, cassis, dark plum, tar, tobacco, mocha and minerals, lifted by a violet topnote. Wonderfully suave and fine-grained but still quite youthful, spreading out to coat the palate without leaving any undue impression of weight. Shows a distinct black cherry medicinal reserve. This very smooth wine finishes with a broad dusting of ripe tannins and steadily building length. Approachable now owing to its successfully integrated acidity and tannins, but I'd rather give this beauty a bit more time in the cellar. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, July 2019)

Bright, full ruby-red. Highly complex, thoroughly ripe scents of black raspberry, cassis, dark plum, tar, tobacco, mocha and minerals, lifted by a violet topnote. Wonderfully suave and fine-grained but still quite youthful, spreading out to coat the palate without leaving any undue impression of weight. Shows a distinct black cherry medicinal reserve. This very smooth wine finishes with a broad dusting of ripe tannins and steadily building length. Approachable now owing to its successfully integrated acidity and tannins, but I'd rather give this beauty a bit more time in the cellar. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, July 2019)

Aug 29th, 2019
Shay A
9.4

Last Friday was our normal 4th Friday happy hour at the storage facility, but since this month had 5 Fridays, why not keep the party going?!

Such a baby! Still needs time in the bottle. Decanting helps, but only so much. Like a young Bordeaux, this can go an easy 20+ yrs from now. Very dark and heavy in the glass. Tight. Blackberries, black currant, cassis, cedar, olive oil, herbs. Heavy on the palate as it's working its way to integrating fully. Hold!

Last Friday was our normal 4th Friday happy hour at the storage facility, but since this month had 5 Fridays, why not keep the party going?!

Such a baby! Still needs time in the bottle. Decanting helps, but only so much. Like a young Bordeaux, this can go an easy 20+ yrs from now. Very dark and heavy in the glass. Tight. Blackberries, black currant, cassis, cedar, olive oil, herbs. Heavy on the palate as it's working its way to integrating fully. Hold!

Sep 30th, 2017
Greg Gregory

It was so good last night we had it again!!

It was so good last night we had it again!!

Apr 10th, 2016
Greg Gregory

Spectacular wine with a lot of life ahead but irresistible now.

Spectacular wine with a lot of life ahead but irresistible now.

Apr 8th, 2016
Alex Evans

First time drinking it. Decanted 2 hours prior and would recommend doing so. Beautifully balanced and delicious. #NapaValley

First time drinking it. Decanted 2 hours prior and would recommend doing so. Beautifully balanced and delicious. #NapaValley

Jan 6th, 2016
Erich Broksas

Early Mountain Vineyards

9.8

This was wine from my birthday this week. One of the most balanced and layered Napa Cabs I have had in a long time.

This was wine from my birthday this week. One of the most balanced and layered Napa Cabs I have had in a long time.

Nov 20th, 2015
Blake Conklin

Cellar Hand Relic Winery

9.6

Nearly perfect

Nearly perfect

Feb 19th, 2015
jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

9.9

Late post

Late post

Sep 14th, 2014
Steven Mirassou

Winemaker/Owner Lineage

8.8

Touch vitamin-y in nose; very nice texture, maybe touch hot on finish.

Touch vitamin-y in nose; very nice texture, maybe touch hot on finish.

Aug 8th, 2014
Jordan Gianelli

Didn't do it for me, most likely because of the company in the blind tasting. I'd rather have a one on one with this wine. It of course was smothered, it's a soft polite wine that is lean, it got trampled by the bulls in this race.

Didn't do it for me, most likely because of the company in the blind tasting. I'd rather have a one on one with this wine. It of course was smothered, it's a soft polite wine that is lean, it got trampled by the bulls in this race.

Dec 3rd, 2013