Dominus, Napa Valley
Dominus Estate

Dominus, Napa Valley, 2016


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Dominus Estate, Dominus, Napa Valley, 2016

2016

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Dominus Estate, Dominus, Napa Valley, 2016
ABV:
14.5%
97/100
Antonio Galloni, Vinous

The 2016 Dominus is a dark, somber wine. I don't quite see the explosive energy of the 2013 or 2010, not the seductiveness of the 2012, but the 2016 has a distinct charm that is all its own. Quite frankly, I can't remember a young Dominus with this combination of fruit density, freshness and polished tannins. A huge center of fruit emerge with time in the glass in a big, large-scaled Dominus that should provide readers with a long drinking window of pure pleasure once some of the baby fat wears off.
Date Reviewed:
12/2018

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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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