Dominus Estate Dominus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2005

$225

The 2005 Dominus continues to strut its stuff, tasting like a Napa hybrid blend of a St.-Emilion and Pomerol. Its dark ruby/purple-tinged color is followed by notions of cedarwood, spice box, roasted herbs, sweet black cherry and cassis fruit, licorice, and truffles. Full-bodied with excellent fruit intensity, complex aromatics, supple tannins, and a long finish, this 7,000-case blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot should drink well for two decades or more. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Monika Elling Delectable Pro

Good structure, evolving fruit, solid mid palate but drops off on the finish. #dominus

Good structure, evolving fruit, solid mid palate but drops off on the finish. #dominus

9.0

Rafael Landestoy Delectable Pro

Absolutely stunning. Beautiful Bordeaux style napa cab that tasted and smelled as if it came right out of France. Perfectly balanced, silky smooth, long finish, with great fruit but clearly allowing the terroir to come through. Loved this!

Absolutely stunning. Beautiful Bordeaux style napa cab that tasted and smelled as if it came right out of France. Perfectly balanced, silky smooth, long finish, with great fruit but clearly allowing the terroir to come through. Loved this!

9.8

Brent S Delectable Pro

Wow.

Wow.

9.2

Christanna Honer Delectable Pro

A guest rejected this. Sound and gorgeously structured. Perhaps the tobacco leaf notes turned them off?

A guest rejected this. Sound and gorgeously structured. Perhaps the tobacco leaf notes turned them off?

10

Steve Steese Delectable Pro

Lean, green and spiced. Dried blackberry fruit with firm tannic structure. A solid version of a Bordeaux from Napa.

Lean, green and spiced. Dried blackberry fruit with firm tannic structure. A solid version of a Bordeaux from Napa.

9.0

Freddy Foot Delectable Pro

Sommelier Restaurant Gary Danko

Delicious!

Delicious!

9.2

Kimberly Anderson

So good! Soft black fruit, tobacco and dried herbs. Definitely more Bordeaux than Napa. perfect with beef short ribs. #dominusestate

So good! Soft black fruit, tobacco and dried herbs. Definitely more Bordeaux than Napa. perfect with beef short ribs. #dominusestate

9.3

Edward Chung

A delicious fineness wine...truly a California Bordeaux. Nice balance, great structure, and many more years of life left in this one...

A delicious fineness wine...truly a California Bordeaux. Nice balance, great structure, and many more years of life left in this one...

9.5

Bret Barker

This is still a beast. Two hours in the decanter and still bold. Deep purple in color with beautiful dark fruit and the Bordeaux style earth flavors that make us great.

This is still a beast. Two hours in the decanter and still bold. Deep purple in color with beautiful dark fruit and the Bordeaux style earth flavors that make us great.

9.5

Ron Siegel

This seemed to be a richer & riper style than the last btl of 05 I tried with dark red berry fruits earth, leather & tobacco.

This seemed to be a richer & riper style than the last btl of 05 I tried with dark red berry fruits earth, leather & tobacco.

9.3

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