Dominus Estate

Dominus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.397 ratings
9.321 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Hard Cheese, Blue Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Herbs, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Duck, Onion, Beans & Peas
Top Notes For
Mike Saviage

Dark tawny and opaque, darker than the 82 Gruaud Larose next to it. Similar complex nose with notes of black cherry and tobacco, old cedar cabinet, black earth and some dark fruit. Powerful in the mouth, and with 5+ hours of air, this was singing. In a good drinking window, but this easily has 10+ years of life ahead of it. Paired with the 82 GL, it was interesting to find how much these wines resemble each other.

Dark tawny and opaque, darker than the 82 Gruaud Larose next to it. Similar complex nose with notes of black cherry and tobacco, old cedar cabinet, black earth and some dark fruit. Powerful in the mouth, and with 5+ hours of air, this was singing. In a good drinking window, but this easily has 10+ years of life ahead of it. Paired with the 82 GL, it was interesting to find how much these wines resemble each other.

Oct 25th, 2020
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

9.6

Phenomenal balance. Really tough blind. Moueix Magic!

Phenomenal balance. Really tough blind. Moueix Magic!

Jan 11th, 2017
Becky George

Winemaker Kelly Fleming Wines

8.4

Some pretty anise, floral notes on nose. Fruit mostly gone on palate, pretty dry and chalky.

Some pretty anise, floral notes on nose. Fruit mostly gone on palate, pretty dry and chalky.

Feb 19th, 2016
Ryan Sherman

This will do...

This will do...

Jan 17th, 2016
Stephen Solaka

1992 Vintage

1992 Vintage

Aug 8th, 2015
Melissa Smith

Sommelier/Sake Buyer K&L Wines

8.1

Blind tasting wild card. Neat but not great, old world meets new for sure.

Blind tasting wild card. Neat but not great, old world meets new for sure.

May 23rd, 2015
David Kline

Ba-boom!

Ba-boom!

Apr 22nd, 2015
Tobin Trevarthen

Incredible. Tannins are still holding. Nice Cab flavors.

Incredible. Tannins are still holding. Nice Cab flavors.

Mar 14th, 2015
Drew DiMatteo

My kind of tailgating, pretty amazing! #DominusEstate #NapaValley

My kind of tailgating, pretty amazing! #DominusEstate #NapaValley

Oct 12th, 2014
Jens Hoogstad

95/100

95/100

Jul 11th, 2014