Dominus Estate Dominus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2004

$249

The elegant, dark plum/purple/garnet-colored 2004 Dominus exhibits a big, sweet, cedary, roasted herb, mocha, black cherry liqueur, black currant, and earth-scented perfume. Medium to full-bodied with silky tannin as well as a luscious mouthfeel and finish, it should be more accessible in its youth than many of its predecessors, but easily last for two decades. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

LM Segal Delectable Pro

Beautiful, clear nose of pipe tobacco and rich red fruit. The tannins have finally dialled back, bringing this Dominus balance it previously lacked. Sweet oak and ripe cherries and plums, some nice secondary stuff emerging. I’d give this a few more years to play out or a long decant.

Beautiful, clear nose of pipe tobacco and rich red fruit. The tannins have finally dialled back, bringing this Dominus balance it previously lacked. Sweet oak and ripe cherries and plums, some nice secondary stuff emerging. I’d give this a few more years to play out or a long decant.

9.4

Pierre Costa Delectable Pro

Astonishing

Astonishing

9.4

Bob McDonald Delectable Pro

Initial aromas of cedar box, fruit and nut chocolate and a herbal nuance. With air a note of violet after about 2 hours. On the medium to full bodied palate absolutely fluid and seamless with that berry and dark chocolate note but largely restrained. Such perfect balance that nothing really jumps out. From my limited experience with Napa Valley Cabernets I have always thought that Dominus is the most Bordeaux like of these Cabs. Not surprising when you know the owner Christian Moueix is the owner of Petrus and other right bank icons. Linda Murphy for Jancis said “Could be Christian Moueix’s best Dominus.”

Initial aromas of cedar box, fruit and nut chocolate and a herbal nuance. With air a note of violet after about 2 hours. On the medium to full bodied palate absolutely fluid and seamless with that berry and dark chocolate note but largely restrained. Such perfect balance that nothing really jumps out. From my limited experience with Napa Valley Cabernets I have always thought that Dominus is the most Bordeaux like of these Cabs. Not surprising when you know the owner Christian Moueix is the owner of Petrus and other right bank icons. Linda Murphy for Jancis said “Could be Christian Moueix’s best Dominus.”

9.5

Michael Wangbickler CWE DipWSET Delectable Pro

President Drink Local Wine Inc, Educator Discover Wine & Spirits Academy

Drinking #napastrong tonight. #wine

Drinking #napastrong tonight. #wine

9.5

Jasmine Hirsch Delectable Pro

Sales & Marketing Hirsch Vineyards, founder In Pursuit of Balance

Dominus dominated last night.

Dominus dominated last night.

9.1

boyd pearson Delectable Pro

Thoroughly impressed. Delicious.

Thoroughly impressed. Delicious.

9.3

David L Delectable Pro

04' this wine is structured so beautifully. Proof a great winemaker/winery can produce great wines...in not so great years. The fruit & acidity are still there. It has many years in front of it. Cheers!

04' this wine is structured so beautifully. Proof a great winemaker/winery can produce great wines...in not so great years. The fruit & acidity are still there. It has many years in front of it. Cheers!

9.3

Bill Bender Delectable Pro

Very solid Dominus in a wonky year. I wasn't as enamored of it as others but it was good.

Very solid Dominus in a wonky year. I wasn't as enamored of it as others but it was good.

9.1

David Pearson Delectable Pro

Loved the evolved nose; tannins are resolving very nicely.

Loved the evolved nose; tannins are resolving very nicely.

9.5

Patrick Blondin Sommelier Delectable Pro

Ouf! Beaucoup de vie et de jeunesse dans ce vin!

Ouf! Beaucoup de vie et de jeunesse dans ce vin!

8.4

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