Dominus Estate Dominus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

$229.95

97 points - limited                       The new vintage of Dominus Estate 2014 Proprietary Red now available - limited. 97 points Robert Parker: "The 2014 Dominus, which is 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot really struts its stuff. Moueix’s belief in dry farming seems to be paying off with stronger and stronger vintages, each successive year, and the 2014 is a sexy, opulent, layered, multidimensional wine with notes of red and blackcurrant, cedar wood, tobacco leaf , spice box and licorice. The color is a dense plum/ruby/purple, much like the Napanook. This is a beauty that is already drinking gorgeously – as most 2014s are – and will continue to evolve for 25 or so years. " 96+ points 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." Since its inaugural vintage in 1983, the wines of Dominus Estate have been crafted in a traditional and terroir-driven style by the luminous Christian Moueix of Chateau Petrus fame. Unable to pass up the change to make what he called the “Haut-Brion of Napa”, Moueix came to own the legendary Napanook Vineyard. Moueix eschews irrigation, acidification, and the heavy usage of oak common amongst his Napa colleagues. The exceptional terroir of Napanook in combination with his skillful viticulture and traditional winemaking techniques have repeatedly resulted in some of the most broadly enjoyable Napa Cabs available and clearly place Dominus in the upper echelon of this genre.   

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Ratings on Delectable

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

One the nose; floral, sweet fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, plum, black plum, black raspberries & raspberries. Dry, dark soils and dry & fresh red florals. The body is medium. Tannins are dusty, soft and smooth. Black tea, dry stones, crushed dry rocks, cedar wood shavings, dry stems, touch of vanilla, old, dry leather and blue fruits shine as you sip it. This is another tight bottle. It also needs 15 years before it starts to fully reveal itself. The structure, length, balance and acidity are certainly all there for a nicely improved vine in 15 plus years. Photo tour of the estate, Dominus vines, barrel room and of course, the legendary Christian Moueix. He also makes Petrus & Hosanna in Bordeaux. I've been fortunate to have dinner twice with Christian. He is an incredibly nice person and very humble man considering his credentials. First vintage of Dominus 1983. George Yount, for whom Yountville is named, planted some of the first vines on the estate in 1828.

One the nose; floral, sweet fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, plum, black plum, black raspberries & raspberries. Dry, dark soils and dry & fresh red florals. The body is medium. Tannins are dusty, soft and smooth. Black tea, dry stones, crushed dry rocks, cedar wood shavings, dry stems, touch of vanilla, old, dry leather and blue fruits shine as you sip it. This is another tight bottle. It also needs 15 years before it starts to fully reveal itself. The structure, length, balance and acidity are certainly all there for a nicely improved vine in 15 plus years. Photo tour of the estate, Dominus vines, barrel room and of course, the legendary Christian Moueix. He also makes Petrus & Hosanna in Bordeaux. I've been fortunate to have dinner twice with Christian. He is an incredibly nice person and very humble man considering his credentials. First vintage of Dominus 1983. George Yount, for whom Yountville is named, planted some of the first vines on the estate in 1828.

9.3

HH Lim

Tasted on 18/11/19 at Yan’s Dinning. Very strong wine, typical of CabSauv.

Tasted on 18/11/19 at Yan’s Dinning. Very strong wine, typical of CabSauv.

8.5

Guido Rainuzzo

Surprisingly soft tannins! Beautiful bottle. Medium body, medium low acidity. Intricate bouquet. Well balanced fruit and earth flavors.

Surprisingly soft tannins! Beautiful bottle. Medium body, medium low acidity. Intricate bouquet. Well balanced fruit and earth flavors.

9.5

Vicente Piedrahita

Spectacular

Spectacular

9.6

Xiaowen Feng

A lot of red fruits. Very tasty!

A lot of red fruits. Very tasty!

9.5

Paul Hoffert

This is a easy drinking wine, pretty mild with respect to tannins and acid. Finish seemed to have a chocolate cherry finish which was totally different than the nice dark blue/black fruits it starts with initially. #dominus #dominusestate #yountville #napavalley #napa

This is a easy drinking wine, pretty mild with respect to tannins and acid. Finish seemed to have a chocolate cherry finish which was totally different than the nice dark blue/black fruits it starts with initially. #dominus #dominusestate #yountville #napavalley #napa

9.1

Bret Barker

This is a gem, deep purple in color with red and dark fruit. The hints of vanilla came really came across. Smooth as silk and for being so young it wasn’t overly tannic- very surprised.

This is a gem, deep purple in color with red and dark fruit. The hints of vanilla came really came across. Smooth as silk and for being so young it wasn’t overly tannic- very surprised.

9.6

Graham

At K&L tasting. Good classic Napa Cab, but bad QPR. Forgot to get picture but it was ‘14.

At K&L tasting. Good classic Napa Cab, but bad QPR. Forgot to get picture but it was ‘14.

9.3

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