Dominus Estate

Napanook Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.244 ratings
9.15 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
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
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
Marc Melser

We had the 2015 Vintage on 9/25-26/23. A real good Bordeaux blend. No need to spend the big bucks on Dominus when quality wine like this comes in at a more reasonable price.

We had the 2015 Vintage on 9/25-26/23. A real good Bordeaux blend. No need to spend the big bucks on Dominus when quality wine like this comes in at a more reasonable price.

Sep 29th, 2023
Timothy

Vino del año 2021

Vino del año 2021

Apr 10th, 2022
Maarten 't Hooft

Light and balanced. Light oak with a clean finish. Tannins are light and the fruit is right there but not overpowering.

Light and balanced. Light oak with a clean finish. Tannins are light and the fruit is right there but not overpowering.

Mar 28th, 2022
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