Dominus Estate Napanook Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1994 (1500ml)

9.271 ratings on Delectable
$799

Christian Moueix and his talented winemaking team continue to rewrite the definition of a Napa Valley reference point wine. I have had a difficult time keeping the corks in my bottles of 1994 Dominus. Eight-thousand cases were produced from a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot. In this vintage, 174 days passed between bud break and the harvest, a remarkable period of time for any wine region in the world. The 1994 is a strikingly thick, compellingly rich wine with the texture of a great Pomerol, despite being made primarily from Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine exhibits a dense purple color, and an incredibly fragrant nose of jammy black fruits, spice, smoke, and loamy, truffle-like scents. In the mouth, it is full-bodied, with thrilling levels of extract and richness, but no sense of heaviness or harshness. This seamless Dominus possesses no hard edges, as its acidity, tannin, and alcohol are beautifully meshed with copious quantities of ripe fruit. This wine offers early drinking, yet has the potential to last for 30+ years. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Tom Kobylarz Delectable Pro

One of the better Napa Cabernet I have ever had. A wine at 20 years old that still has a youthful color and nose. The color was a prefect garnet medium ruby. A pure joy to smell and taste. California sunshine was in there but mixed with earth tones, cherry, and cassis. The palate was seamless front to back, more gutsy than its Merlot bretheren at the table as this is Cabernet. The finish was long and pure with good energy.

One of the better Napa Cabernet I have ever had. A wine at 20 years old that still has a youthful color and nose. The color was a prefect garnet medium ruby. A pure joy to smell and taste. California sunshine was in there but mixed with earth tones, cherry, and cassis. The palate was seamless front to back, more gutsy than its Merlot bretheren at the table as this is Cabernet. The finish was long and pure with good energy.

9.6

Luke Kenning Delectable Pro

Sommelier/Wine Director Farallon Restaurant

Hard not to blind this as Bordeaux lots of earth and spice drinking well now. This out of Jero.

Hard not to blind this as Bordeaux lots of earth and spice drinking well now. This out of Jero.

9.0

Nathaniel DiMaggio Delectable Pro

Delicious as always! A touch funky/bretty but it blew off. Perfectly mature right now. What a treat.

Delicious as always! A touch funky/bretty but it blew off. Perfectly mature right now. What a treat.

8.8

Robert Cunningham Delectable Pro

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

A bit woody and moderately short finish. Ok not great

A bit woody and moderately short finish. Ok not great

8.9