Grapes: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot. Region: USA> California> Napa Valley> Yountville> Napanook Vyd. Notes: 40% New Oak, 4000 Cases Produced, 100pts James Suckling and Jeb Dunnuck.
Description: In 1981, Christian Moueix decided to purchase the historic Napanook Vineyard, a vineyard in Yountville that had been the source of fruit for some of the finest Napa Valley wines of the 40's and 50's. Known for its complexity and balance, Dominus demonstrates the potential of a wine produced on exceptional terroir. Structured, seamless, and perfectly integrated, Dominus is an elegant wine that improves with age. The 2018 vintage is perfectly balanced, maintaining focus on the palate with aromas of sweet blue fruit, jasmine, cardamom, layers of plum and caramel. The wine has a very long finish, with lift and acceleration.
"The flagship 2018... With an essence of Cabernet-like character in its darker currants, green tobacco, cedar, graphite, and floral aromas and flavors, this gorgeous wine is full-bodied and has bright yet integrated acidity, polished tannins, and a great, great finish. It's just gorgeously put together and a magical, flawless wine. It's going to take a decade to hit maturity but will evolve for 40-50 years in cold cellars. It is as good as it gets in classic, age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon!" -Jeb Dunnuck (1/27/21)