Dominus Estate

Napanook Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.240 ratings
9.15 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

8.9

Slightly off-dry on the palate. Pronounced aromas, but I’m not quite sure that I like them, green and red peppers abound. Eucalyptus and mint, balsamic, savory, red cherries red plums, myrtle. Baking spice, curry. But on the palate, it’s cloying, medium tannins that are so ripe as to feel like a dessert. High alcohol.

Slightly off-dry on the palate. Pronounced aromas, but I’m not quite sure that I like them, green and red peppers abound. Eucalyptus and mint, balsamic, savory, red cherries red plums, myrtle. Baking spice, curry. But on the palate, it’s cloying, medium tannins that are so ripe as to feel like a dessert. High alcohol.

Jan 13th, 2021
Steven Gullo

Superb balance of ripe black fruits, fresh herbs and violets. 20% new French oak imparts some toast and coffee bean. Medium plus bodied supported by plush tannins.

Superb balance of ripe black fruits, fresh herbs and violets. 20% new French oak imparts some toast and coffee bean. Medium plus bodied supported by plush tannins.

Sep 1st, 2018
Victor Charcan

Up to the expectations. Dark fruit driven, as it should, expressive, complex, with black currant, blackberries, cassis. Good body, lacking Bordeaux bitterness and showing a sweeter profile

Up to the expectations. Dark fruit driven, as it should, expressive, complex, with black currant, blackberries, cassis. Good body, lacking Bordeaux bitterness and showing a sweeter profile

1 person found it helpfulJun 10th, 2019
Alan Hyde

Nice woody, dusty nose. Dark burgundy color. Slightly reminiscent of Cakebread but not as good or powerful. Overall, underwhelming for the price.

Nice woody, dusty nose. Dark burgundy color. Slightly reminiscent of Cakebread but not as good or powerful. Overall, underwhelming for the price.

Jul 18th, 2021
R D B
9.2

Great wine. M

Great wine. M

Nov 22nd, 2020
Daniel Steilen

Very primary, lots of dark fruit, hints of oak, medium to full bodied. Very tasty, but I’d hold for 2-5 yrs.

Very primary, lots of dark fruit, hints of oak, medium to full bodied. Very tasty, but I’d hold for 2-5 yrs.

Nov 17th, 2019
Mark Z
9.0

Nice. Drinks ok even if young.

Nice. Drinks ok even if young.

Jun 15th, 2019
Patrick Hurley

A wonderful wine from Dominus.

A wonderful wine from Dominus.

Feb 15th, 2019
Ciara Lakhani

A bit flat and boring but otherwise good

A bit flat and boring but otherwise good

Dec 11th, 2018
James Brenner

This needs years...

This needs years...

Sep 14th, 2018