Dominus Estate

Dominus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.4138 ratings
9.433 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
Renato Hoyle

Smooth, balanced, blueberry. Wonderful

Smooth, balanced, blueberry. Wonderful

Jan 2nd, 2019
Matt Lasater

Really dark, cooked black fruit, fig-like, roasted coffee, liqueur, herbal tones and warm earth. There’s surprising richness and concentration here.

Really dark, cooked black fruit, fig-like, roasted coffee, liqueur, herbal tones and warm earth. There’s surprising richness and concentration here.

Dec 1st, 2018
Boxer Briefs

Holy god this wine is good

Holy god this wine is good

Aug 4th, 2018
Ralph DiBiasi

Liquid chocolate

Liquid chocolate

Apr 6th, 2018
Delectable Wine

Follow to learn about our favorite wines & people.

9.8

The 2012 Dominus is a real head-turner. Flashy, voluptuous and intense, but with tons of underlying concentration, the 2012 is simply magnificent. A towering, vertical Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2012 Dominus is one of the most concentrated wines of the vintage, yet it also maintains considerable freshness, the signature of a late-ripening vintage with no heat spikes. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Oct 2015)

The 2012 Dominus is a real head-turner. Flashy, voluptuous and intense, but with tons of underlying concentration, the 2012 is simply magnificent. A towering, vertical Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2012 Dominus is one of the most concentrated wines of the vintage, yet it also maintains considerable freshness, the signature of a late-ripening vintage with no heat spikes. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Oct 2015)

Mar 14th, 2017
Dante Mondavi

Vintner R A E N Winery

9.5

Very polished and smooth. Rich but not over the top. Def a huge fan

Very polished and smooth. Rich but not over the top. Def a huge fan

Mar 12th, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, deep dense red with aromas of dark fruits, spice and oak with hints of sweetness. On the palate, ripe blackberry, cherry and sweet raspberry flavors, fragrant cedar, tobacco and cacao round out the taste. Firm yet supple tannins with integrated acidity carry this elegant wine to a lingering finish ending with earthy oak tones. Will age well for another decade. Tasting Sample.

A blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, deep dense red with aromas of dark fruits, spice and oak with hints of sweetness. On the palate, ripe blackberry, cherry and sweet raspberry flavors, fragrant cedar, tobacco and cacao round out the taste. Firm yet supple tannins with integrated acidity carry this elegant wine to a lingering finish ending with earthy oak tones. Will age well for another decade. Tasting Sample.

Dec 27th, 2016
Kevin Ortzman

The pair to the side by side w/ Backus (and 100 pt to boot). Completely balanced! Lucious dark red fruit, silky velvet over the whole mouth - simply lovely!!

The pair to the side by side w/ Backus (and 100 pt to boot). Completely balanced! Lucious dark red fruit, silky velvet over the whole mouth - simply lovely!!

Dec 25th, 2016
Antonio Galloni

Founder, Vinous

9.8

Yeah, I know, too young. Such is the nature of most restaurant lists. Still, a stunning wine to share with the Vinous map team during our research of Yountville vineyards.

Yeah, I know, too young. Such is the nature of most restaurant lists. Still, a stunning wine to share with the Vinous map team during our research of Yountville vineyards.

Dec 19th, 2016
David L

12' Nice bottle

12' Nice bottle

Oct 21st, 2016