Dominus Estate Dominus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2005 (1500ml)

9.3139 ratings on Delectable
$435

...Blending the best of French savoir faire with the brilliant fruit purity and ripeness of Napa Valley, Moueix has turned in another tour de force that seems far superior today than it did when it was first released. This is one of the vintage's greatest wines. Dense purple and youthful, with a glorious nose of earth, blackcurrants, sweet black cherries and incense, the oak is pushed way in the background, as it is in all of the Moueix wines, and the result is a wine of terroir, of great originality and authenticity. This full-bodied classic from Dominus can be drunk now..and last at least another two decades or more. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Monika Elling Delectable Pro

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

Good structure, evolving fruit, solid kid 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

Joe Loughran

Major wow factor. Bold, dark fruited, velvety and so well integrated. Long life ahead. A pleasure to drink this with family during a milestone birthday. Cheers to you, Richie!

Major wow factor. Bold, dark fruited, velvety and so well integrated. Long life ahead. A pleasure to drink this with family during a milestone birthday. Cheers to you, Richie!

9.5

Lori Pecoraro

Earthy delight!!

Earthy delight!!

9.3

Ron Siegel

Drinking like a great Bordeaux. Black fruits, graphite, tobacco and white pepper, very polished and elegant in a slightly austere style.

Drinking like a great Bordeaux. Black fruits, graphite, tobacco and white pepper, very polished and elegant in a slightly austere style.

9.4

Daniel Steilen

Lots of color, but not inky, just dark red and the start of a lighter rim. Smells and tastes like black cherry or blackberries, and cedar, and also cocoa powder(?). Fruit is well integrated but a bit quieter at first. This is a more subtle wine, than expected. A little bit of tannin still that needs airing out. The longer it's open the more the fruit emerges, it's got a great body to it. It's delicious.

Lots of color, but not inky, just dark red and the start of a lighter rim. Smells and tastes like black cherry or blackberries, and cedar, and also cocoa powder(?). Fruit is well integrated but a bit quieter at first. This is a more subtle wine, than expected. A little bit of tannin still that needs airing out. The longer it's open the more the fruit emerges, it's got a great body to it. It's delicious.

9.1