Dominus Estate

Napanook Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.175 ratings
8.76 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
Sarah Francis

Owner Sarah Francis Wines

10

Beautiful Cab blend love the cab franc layer in this blend!

Beautiful Cab blend love the cab franc layer in this blend!

Dec 26th, 2015
Chris MacLean

Worth maybe 17 of my 60 dollars. (Suffering from comparison to the previous wine.) "why am I soft in the middle now?"

Worth maybe 17 of my 60 dollars. (Suffering from comparison to the previous wine.) "why am I soft in the middle now?"

Apr 11th, 2015
Rob Lateiner

Suuuuucks. Thick, overripe fruit sludge.

Suuuuucks. Thick, overripe fruit sludge.

Dec 26th, 2014
Mark Flesher

7.5 years ago, I bought this from a local bottle shop for 55 bucks. And I'm not really sure how I held on to this one for so long except maybe I had a similar vintage and thought it was nowhere near ready. Well, this one was ready tonight. The front has a nose of sweet oak, herbs, blackberry. The entry is blackberry with a touch of pencil shaving. Medium to full-bodied. The middle goes a little bit darker with some perfectly ripe plum and figs. Perfectly aged blackberry in the background as the core and backbone of this wine. Finishes actually with pretty sweet oak tannin and really not a lot of pepper spice. This went very well with non-spicy Asian cuisine which was the fare tonight. I think this wine would go perfectly with anything that isn't too spicy as I was not really picking up a lot of acidity, spice, or pepper notes on the middle and finish. This is drinking at its height right now and probably will for the next three to five years with proper cellaring.

7.5 years ago, I bought this from a local bottle shop for 55 bucks. And I'm not really sure how I held on to this one for so long except maybe I had a similar vintage and thought it was nowhere near ready. Well, this one was ready tonight. The front has a nose of sweet oak, herbs, blackberry. The entry is blackberry with a touch of pencil shaving. Medium to full-bodied. The middle goes a little bit darker with some perfectly ripe plum and figs. Perfectly aged blackberry in the background as the core and backbone of this wine. Finishes actually with pretty sweet oak tannin and really not a lot of pepper spice. This went very well with non-spicy Asian cuisine which was the fare tonight. I think this wine would go perfectly with anything that isn't too spicy as I was not really picking up a lot of acidity, spice, or pepper notes on the middle and finish. This is drinking at its height right now and probably will for the next three to five years with proper cellaring.

Sep 27th, 2020
E & K G

Random find a airport duty free. Bought ready to be disappointed but it was a real fun bottle. Some hints of tertiary flavors (mushrooms, forest floor) but on the whole it was a great mix of old and new world.

Random find a airport duty free. Bought ready to be disappointed but it was a real fun bottle. Some hints of tertiary flavors (mushrooms, forest floor) but on the whole it was a great mix of old and new world.

Jun 16th, 2019
Tom Stern

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Dec 25th, 2017
Joakim Andersson

Powerful. Violet, herbs a bit of licorice. Super dry.

Powerful. Violet, herbs a bit of licorice. Super dry.

Sep 30th, 2017
Jody Scharf

Dry earthy smooth dark

Dry earthy smooth dark

Dec 31st, 2015
Paul Stefani

Very enjoyable.

Very enjoyable.

May 25th, 2015
Liza Anne Trinidad

Allow it to open up even a few minutes makes a huge difference. Excellent especially for the price

Allow it to open up even a few minutes makes a huge difference. Excellent especially for the price

May 10th, 2015