Dominus, 2005

Napa Valley, California, U.S.A.

Dominus, 2005

Napa Valley, California, U.S.A.



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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 92%, Cabernet Franc 5%, Petit Verdot 3% Wine Style: Bordeaux Inspired Reds Winemaker: Christian Moueix Optimum Drinking: 2018-2040 Reviewer Rating: 98 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 103221 Label Quality: Generally very good condition – slight rubbing on capsules. Bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only.
Estate Notes

Dominus 2005 is in very good condition for the year.

The Dominus is one of California's top Cabernets from the State's leading Napa Valley region. Dominus, which was established by the Bordeaux winemaker Christian Moueix, has become renowned for its complexity and earthy character, which pays tribute to the Napanook terroir where Christian spends most of his time; one because he loves it there and two, because he knows that great wines are made in great vineyards.

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).


"This blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot (note that rarely is any Merlot utilized at the historic Napanook Estate in Yountville). The alcohol, by California standards, is a relatively modest 14.1%. Blending the best of French savoir faire with the brilliant fruit purity and ripeness of Napa Valley, Moueix has turned in another tour de force that seems far superior today than it did when it was first released. This is one of the vintage’s greatest wines. Dense purple and youthful, with a glorious nose of earth, blackcurrants, sweet black cherries and incense, the oak is pushed way in the background, as it is in all of the Moueix wines, and the result is a wine of terroir, of great originality and authenticity." Robert Parker

"Dark red-ruby. Knockout nose combines raspberry, plum, mocha, game, minerals and tobacco. Offers alluring Right Bank sweetness but also superb energy and definition; a lovely combination of Old World nuance and dark Napa Valley fruit. As suave and fine-grained as this wine is, it's also penetrating and gripping, stony and high-pitched. Finishes with terrific tannic spine and mineral reserve. This very youthful wine still has upside." Stephen Tanzer