Dominus, Napa Valley
Dominus Estate

Dominus, Napa Valley, 2014


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2014

6x75cl

DP

£1,213.22



Dominus Estate, Dominus, Napa Valley, 2014

2014

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Dominus Estate, Dominus, Napa Valley, 2014

Initially this is a little reticent, with air the nose soon emerges, revealing cool dark notes of notes of camphor, dark berry compote, and sweet tobacco. On the palate, so lithe and silken, with a lovely graphite mineral character, a touch of mint leaf, blond pipe tobacco and gently spiced cassis flavours all wrapped up in a fluide weave of fine tannins and fresh uplifting acidity. Towards the finish complex noble wood notes, the gentlest suggestion of forest floor, and cacao with dark cherry. A beautifully made Dominus.

Maturity:
Keep/Drink
ABV:
14.5%
96+/100
Antonio Galloni, Vinous

The 2014 Dominus is endowed with tons of depth, power and muscle. Black cherry, plum, smoke, menthol, licorice, chocolate, dried herbs and dark spices are all pushed forward. Deep, pliant and exquisitely layered, the 2014 possesses tons of concentration and mid-palate depth. Like so many wines in this vintage, the 2014 comes across as a hybrid of 2013 and 2012. I very much like the energy and focus in this wine. This is a fabulous wine in every way. With time in the glass, the flavors gain in brightness and focus. There is certainly much to look forward to.
Date Reviewed:
12/2016

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country:
USA

region:
California

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Dominus Estate

Dominus Estate

This is a Christian Moueix venture in California that was quick to achieve cult status. Its fame is such that demand far outweighs supply of the limited production Dominus wine. Its stablemate, Napanook, is made from the same vineyard and is a similar Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot blend that has marginally softer tannins and, although is designed for earlier drinking, will still cellar well for five to ten years.

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