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Dominus Estate Dominus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2013

Ratings on Delectable

Ron Siegel

This could be the best Dominus ever surpassing the great 91 & 94 vintages. Dominus always needs time in the cellar to develop and show its Bordeaux style character but this was surprisingly approachable after a 2 hr decant showing layers of dark fruits, cassis, violets, earth, mocha and spices, densely structured with great balance and length.

This could be the best Dominus ever surpassing the great 91 & 94 vintages. Dominus always needs time in the cellar to develop and show its Bordeaux style character but this was surprisingly approachable after a 2 hr decant showing layers of dark fruits, cassis, violets, earth, mocha and spices, densely structured with great balance and length.

9.6

Elsie W Delectable Pro

Alcoholic Beverages General Sales Manager, Safeway

Such an amazing wine!!! It received three 100pt scores! OMG soooo good! Well balanced and loaded with dark fruity notes.

Such an amazing wine!!! It received three 100pt scores! OMG soooo good! Well balanced and loaded with dark fruity notes.

9.5

Gordon Walker Delectable Pro

Wow, so this what a 100 or wine tastes like. Relatively austere for Napa, herbaceousness, warm butteriness, deep black fruit, potpourri, violet, lush AF

Wow, so this what a 100 or wine tastes like. Relatively austere for Napa, herbaceousness, warm butteriness, deep black fruit, potpourri, violet, lush AF

9.7

Sean Genn Delectable Pro

Kind of a shame to drink this so young. Decanted for 4 hours. Shows a lot of potential.

Kind of a shame to drink this so young. Decanted for 4 hours. Shows a lot of potential.

9.5

Henrik Poulsen Delectable Pro

An early peak at 2013 Dominus Estate. Tons of potential so I'm at 93+

An early peak at 2013 Dominus Estate. Tons of potential so I'm at 93+

9.3

Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

Had to see why this received a 92 from Spectator but 100 from 3 other professional reviewers, more Bordeaux than Napa. Surprised its 15% abv considering how much this winery pontificates about new world Napa

Had to see why this received a 92 from Spectator but 100 from 3 other professional reviewers, more Bordeaux than Napa. Surprised its 15% abv considering how much this winery pontificates about new world Napa

9.5

Shay A Delectable Pro

Weston hosted Friday group today and was it definitely a can’t miss tasting. Wow! Absolutely knocked it out of the park with heavy hitter after heavy hitter. Similar to Wednesday group, all wines are tasted blind. This was red number one in a line of outstanding cabs. Obviously a baby, so the score reflects that, but in 15+ years, you can see the 100pt potential that it was decorated with upon release. Right now, it’s very red fruit dominant alongside herbal spice. Seemed to be the most harmonious (fruit vs secondary notes) out of the 5 cabs.

Weston hosted Friday group today and was it definitely a can’t miss tasting. Wow! Absolutely knocked it out of the park with heavy hitter after heavy hitter. Similar to Wednesday group, all wines are tasted blind. This was red number one in a line of outstanding cabs. Obviously a baby, so the score reflects that, but in 15+ years, you can see the 100pt potential that it was decorated with upon release. Right now, it’s very red fruit dominant alongside herbal spice. Seemed to be the most harmonious (fruit vs secondary notes) out of the 5 cabs.

9.5

Benjamin Keator

Tart and balanced with a bit of tobacco. I can’t believe how well this drank young with only a 2 hr decant. The quality is off the chart. You can tell it’s young, but I wouldn’t call it a waste to open now (like I would so many others)

Tart and balanced with a bit of tobacco. I can’t believe how well this drank young with only a 2 hr decant. The quality is off the chart. You can tell it’s young, but I wouldn’t call it a waste to open now (like I would so many others)

9.7

James Forsyth Delectable Pro

A stunner, though a little tight right now. Monumentally structured, the wine unfolds in the glass with new aspects of it revealed by the moment. Would it were that I had a case, I'd keep it for a decade or two hence.

A stunner, though a little tight right now. Monumentally structured, the wine unfolds in the glass with new aspects of it revealed by the moment. Would it were that I had a case, I'd keep it for a decade or two hence.

9.9

David Wanek

Probably drank this 15 years too early. Opened it up the night before and was singing the next day.

Probably drank this 15 years too early. Opened it up the night before and was singing the next day.

9.8

Location

  • 2 New Montgomery St.
    San Francisco, CA 94105

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 9am-9pm
    Sunday: 11am-7pm

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