Dominus Estate Dominus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1989

$145

The 1989 is undoubtedly the Cabernet Sauvignon of the vintage. The color is a dark ruby/purple and the nose offers up sweet, fragrant scents of black fruits, cedar, herbs, and spicy wood. In the mouth, there is extraordinary concentration, medium to full body, and an authoritatively rich, lingering finish. Terroirists will have a difficult time explaining why the wine tastes more like a Pomerol than Napa Cabernet... Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Matt Lasater Delectable Pro

The perceived ripeness of fruit and level of suave tannin here was surprising to me. An 88’ a couple of years ago was so elegant and finessed where this showed a surprising level of concentration. That said, beautifully mature wine, its tannins have softened immensely and wrap the mouth, silky and soft. To tertiary, earth driven, behind a bit of dried berry, currant, and plum fruit laid pipe tobacco, peat, pipe smoke, dusty earth, dried flowers, worn leather.

The perceived ripeness of fruit and level of suave tannin here was surprising to me. An 88’ a couple of years ago was so elegant and finessed where this showed a surprising level of concentration. That said, beautifully mature wine, its tannins have softened immensely and wrap the mouth, silky and soft. To tertiary, earth driven, behind a bit of dried berry, currant, and plum fruit laid pipe tobacco, peat, pipe smoke, dusty earth, dried flowers, worn leather.

9.5

Cathy Corison Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

1989 Bordeaux PNV Retrospective at Larkmead. Ringer! Purported itself very well. Pretty perfume, hint of capsicum. Cedar. Warm. Coffee.

1989 Bordeaux PNV Retrospective at Larkmead. Ringer! Purported itself very well. Pretty perfume, hint of capsicum. Cedar. Warm. Coffee.

9.2

Yoon Ha Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

A perfect wine.

A perfect wine.

10

James Parker Huston, CWE Delectable Pro

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

Lovd this label and the wine. A grower, not a shower.

Lovd this label and the wine. A grower, not a shower.

9.4

john&stacy brilliantmistakewines Delectable Pro

No longer playing:(

No longer playing:(

6.6

Victor Mendes Delectable Pro

Owner Vienna Vintner

Nice vertical tasting

Nice vertical tasting

9.7

Nathaniel DiMaggio Delectable Pro

Dead :-/

Dead :-/

Gibson Campbell

Holy wow. This wine won me over to California Cabernet that can actually age well. Will prob be the only time I'll get to drink it but thats the Beauty of it 1989 vintage

Holy wow. This wine won me over to California Cabernet that can actually age well. Will prob be the only time I'll get to drink it but thats the Beauty of it 1989 vintage

9.6

Mark Quezada

On fleek!

On fleek!

9.5

Eric Vishria

Really loved this though online many say past its prime. Held up great with short ribs.

Really loved this though online many say past its prime. Held up great with short ribs.

9.9

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.