Dominus Estate

Dominus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.331 ratings
9.44 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

One the nose; floral, sweet fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, plum, black plum, black raspberries & raspberries. Dry, dark soils and dry & fresh red florals. The body is medium. Tannins are dusty, soft and smooth. Black tea, dry stones, crushed dry rocks, cedar wood shavings, dry stems, touch of vanilla, old, dry leather and blue fruits shine as you sip it. This is another tight bottle. It also needs 15 years before it starts to fully reveal itself. The structure, length, balance and acidity are certainly all there for a nicely improved vine in 15 plus years. Photo tour of the estate, Dominus vines, barrel room and of course, the legendary Christian Moueix. He also makes Petrus & Hosanna in Bordeaux. I've been fortunate to have dinner twice with Christian. He is an incredibly nice person and very humble man considering his credentials. First vintage of Dominus 1983. George Yount, for whom Yountville is named, planted some of the first vines on the estate in 1828.

One the nose; floral, sweet fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, plum, black plum, black raspberries & raspberries. Dry, dark soils and dry & fresh red florals. The body is medium. Tannins are dusty, soft and smooth. Black tea, dry stones, crushed dry rocks, cedar wood shavings, dry stems, touch of vanilla, old, dry leather and blue fruits shine as you sip it. This is another tight bottle. It also needs 15 years before it starts to fully reveal itself. The structure, length, balance and acidity are certainly all there for a nicely improved vine in 15 plus years. Photo tour of the estate, Dominus vines, barrel room and of course, the legendary Christian Moueix. He also makes Petrus & Hosanna in Bordeaux. I've been fortunate to have dinner twice with Christian. He is an incredibly nice person and very humble man considering his credentials. First vintage of Dominus 1983. George Yount, for whom Yountville is named, planted some of the first vines on the estate in 1828.

1 person found it helpfulJun 30th, 2017
Guido Rainuzzo

Surprisingly soft tannins! Beautiful bottle. Medium body, medium low acidity. Intricate bouquet. Well balanced fruit and earth flavors.

Surprisingly soft tannins! Beautiful bottle. Medium body, medium low acidity. Intricate bouquet. Well balanced fruit and earth flavors.

May 26th, 2019
Vicente Piedrahita

Spectacular

Spectacular

Mar 3rd, 2019
Xiaowen Feng

A lot of red fruits. Very tasty!

A lot of red fruits. Very tasty!

Aug 27th, 2018
Paul Hoffert

This is a easy drinking wine, pretty mild with respect to tannins and acid. Finish seemed to have a chocolate cherry finish which was totally different than the nice dark blue/black fruits it starts with initially. #dominus #dominusestate #yountville #napavalley #napa

This is a easy drinking wine, pretty mild with respect to tannins and acid. Finish seemed to have a chocolate cherry finish which was totally different than the nice dark blue/black fruits it starts with initially. #dominus #dominusestate #yountville #napavalley #napa

Dec 29th, 2017
Bret Barker

This is a gem, deep purple in color with red and dark fruit. The hints of vanilla came really came across. Smooth as silk and for being so young it wasn’t overly tannic- very surprised.

This is a gem, deep purple in color with red and dark fruit. The hints of vanilla came really came across. Smooth as silk and for being so young it wasn’t overly tannic- very surprised.

Dec 23rd, 2017
Graham Dresden

At K&L tasting. Good classic Napa Cab, but bad QPR. Forgot to get picture but it was ‘14.

At K&L tasting. Good classic Napa Cab, but bad QPR. Forgot to get picture but it was ‘14.

Nov 4th, 2017
Ara Aslanian

Ara had this a year ago

Ara had this a year ago

Sep 8th, 2018
Andrew Holloway

Andrew had this a year ago

Andrew had this a year ago

Aug 12th, 2018
John Riccardo

John had this 3 years ago

John had this 3 years ago

Jan 25th, 2017