Dominus, 2009

Napa Valley, California, U.S.A.

Dominus, 2009

Napa Valley, California, U.S.A.



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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 86.5%, Cabernet Franc 9%, Merlot 4.5% Wine Style: Bordeaux Inspired Reds Winemaker: Christian Moueix Optimum Drinking: 2017-2040 Reviewer Rating: 97 Reviewer: Code: 102505
Estate Notes

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.


"A seamless classic, it offers a symphony of red and black currants, Asian plum sauce, lavender, and underbrush…The seamless integration of acidity, tannin, wood and alcohol, the brilliant length and overall compelling complexity and richness make it one of the great classics from this historic estate." Robert Parker

"Delightfully harmonious given its intensity, with complex aromas of savory herbs, flowers, ripe and dried currant and berry, crushed rock and cedar flavors. Well-proportioned, focused and persistent. Very youthful and vibrant." Wine Spectator

"Knockout floral lift to the aromas of black raspberry, blueberry, blond tobacco, almond and mint. Suave, savory and extremely precise, with penetrating flavors of dark berries, licorice, minerals and cocoa powder. The petit verdot component acts as an amplifier of aromas and flavors, notes winemaker Tod Mostero, "like a good seasoning." Medicinal in a Bordeaux way. The finishes shows outstanding length, noteworthy juiciness, and firm, noble tannins. A great vintage for Dominus." Stephen Tanzer