Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012Dominus Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012
9.3 out of 10 based on 92 user ratings.

Dominus Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

9.392 ratings on Delectable
$249

Flirting with perfection...This wine's opaque plum/purple color is accompanied by a beautiful nose of sweet creme de cassis, a touch of background oak (only 40% new oak is used), spice box, cedarwood, black cherries and a hint of spring flowers. The complex, intense aromatics are followed by a deep, opulent, multidimensional, full-bodied wine with not a hard edge to be found. Everything is seamlessly crafted in this beauty and the vintage's abundant richness is well-displayed. This 2012 can be drunk in its exuberant youthfulness or cellared for another 20-25 years. Robert Parker

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The 2012 Dominus is a real head-turner. Flashy, voluptuous and intense, but with tons of underlying concentration, the 2012 is simply magnificent. A towering, vertical Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2012 Dominus is one of the most concentrated wines of the vintage, yet it also maintains considerable freshness, the signature of a late-ripening vintage with no heat spikes. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Oct 2015)

The 2012 Dominus is a real head-turner. Flashy, voluptuous and intense, but with tons of underlying concentration, the 2012 is simply magnificent. A towering, vertical Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2012 Dominus is one of the most concentrated wines of the vintage, yet it also maintains considerable freshness, the signature of a late-ripening vintage with no heat spikes. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Oct 2015)

9.8

Dante Mondavi Delectable Pro

Vintner R A E N Winery

Very polished and smooth. Rich but not over the top. Def a huge fan

Very polished and smooth. Rich but not over the top. Def a huge fan

9.5

Antonio Galloni Delectable Pro

Founder, Vinous

Yeah, I know, too young. Such is the nature of most restaurant lists. Still, a stunning wine to share with the Vinous map team during our research of Yountville vineyards.

Yeah, I know, too young. Such is the nature of most restaurant lists. Still, a stunning wine to share with the Vinous map team during our research of Yountville vineyards.

9.8

Mitzi Inglis Delectable Pro

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

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9.1

Riccardo L. Delectable Pro

Great wine on a great vintage. still pick up many of those herbal notes. Different from the Napanook in its sheer balance and elegance.

Great wine on a great vintage. still pick up many of those herbal notes. Different from the Napanook in its sheer balance and elegance.

9.6

Sean Trapani Delectable Pro

Founder/Educator Wine Fluent, Consultant ABC Fine Wines & Spirits

Elegant and structurally balanced, but I wish there was a bit more concentration and longer finish.

Elegant and structurally balanced, but I wish there was a bit more concentration and longer finish.

8.9

Andres Montoya Delectable Pro

Wow, the ultra classic Napa Cabernet. Incredible stuff here!

Wow, the ultra classic Napa Cabernet. Incredible stuff here!

9.5

Jenny Hemmer Delectable Pro

Nice subtle fruit, leather & baking spices, heavy tannins but structured nicely

Nice subtle fruit, leather & baking spices, heavy tannins but structured nicely

9.2

Tai-Ran Niew Delectable Pro

Popped down to California to meet a wine-writing friend. Who was tasting through some Dominus. Lucky me! Deliciously, unashamedly, opulent.

Popped down to California to meet a wine-writing friend. Who was tasting through some Dominus. Lucky me! Deliciously, unashamedly, opulent.

9.4

Christian Gourdin Delectable Pro

Big and beautiful - so easy drinking

Big and beautiful - so easy drinking

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