Dominus Estate Dominus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2011

9.2149 ratings on Delectable
$129

Savory herbs, menthol, smoke and licorice are some of the aromas that open up in the glass in the 2011 Dominus. This is a relatively immediate, expressive Dominus with plenty of near-term appeal. The style is open and succulent for the year, with lovely balance and poise. Crushed rose petals and dried herbs linger in the close... Antonio Galloni, Vineous Media

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Ratings on Delectable

Julia Cochran Delectable Pro

Manager/Buyer The Wine Club-Santa Clara

Young and awkward now but lots of potential from an "off" vintage.

Young and awkward now but lots of potential from an "off" vintage.

8.5

Rebekah Wineburg Delectable Pro

Winemaker Buccella Wines

In an awkward stage?

In an awkward stage?

8.4

Robert Dillon Delectable Pro

Too young , not showing well

Too young , not showing well

8.1

Riccardo L. Delectable Pro

Herbal, menthol, smoke, barrel, licorice and forest berries. What an impressive mixture of flavours! What a tour de force to pull off a wine like this on an off-year in Napa. So good.

Herbal, menthol, smoke, barrel, licorice and forest berries. What an impressive mixture of flavours! What a tour de force to pull off a wine like this on an off-year in Napa. So good.

9.4

R. Addison Wehrfritz Delectable Pro

'11 Dominus is like a teenage girl, moody and unpredictable

'11 Dominus is like a teenage girl, moody and unpredictable

7.8

R. Addison Wehrfritz Delectable Pro

2011 was a dark and wet vintage for Napa. This may explain the palpable tension that currently permeates this opulent, rich, yet nonetheless lacking red blend. With a gentle spin of your glass, tanned leather and dark fruit aromas are carried upward on a wave of ethanol vapor. This wave comes crashing down with a cheek grippingly sour finish that may convince you to give this vintage some time to mature.

2011 was a dark and wet vintage for Napa. This may explain the palpable tension that currently permeates this opulent, rich, yet nonetheless lacking red blend. With a gentle spin of your glass, tanned leather and dark fruit aromas are carried upward on a wave of ethanol vapor. This wave comes crashing down with a cheek grippingly sour finish that may convince you to give this vintage some time to mature.

7.9

Alex Powell Delectable Pro

Excellent napa cab, more classic than a good many bordeaux, with richness, structure and complexity to match most at the $200 mark as well. Lovely graphite, tilled earth, spruce and tobacco nose, refined cassis in background. Very elegant, mineral and long on the palate. 2011 vintage.

Excellent napa cab, more classic than a good many bordeaux, with richness, structure and complexity to match most at the $200 mark as well. Lovely graphite, tilled earth, spruce and tobacco nose, refined cassis in background. Very elegant, mineral and long on the palate. 2011 vintage.

9.2

M. Ventre Delectable Pro

Not bad.. But was really hoping for more..

Not bad.. But was really hoping for more..

9.1

Caroline Conner Delectable Pro

Super concentrated, can't wait to revisit in a few years!

Super concentrated, can't wait to revisit in a few years!

9.5

Alex Casella Delectable Pro

2011 Dominus Estate Napa Valley -Not a great showing but brings me back to the Old School Napa. Still coming together and should be fun to follow over the next decade... Sure to prove some critics wrong in years to come.

2011 Dominus Estate Napa Valley -Not a great showing but brings me back to the Old School Napa. Still coming together and should be fun to follow over the next decade... Sure to prove some critics wrong in years to come.

9.3