This is a Christian Moueix venture in California that was quick to achieve cult status. Its fame is such that demand far outweighs supply of the limited production Dominus wine. At Dominus Estate centuries’ old traditions of grape-growing and winemaking are combined with innovative practices to transform the highest quality grapes into fine wines with a great potential for ageing. Dominus Estate works toward producing distinctive wines that express the essence of the historical Napanook vineyard.
Bottled in July 2017 and composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the Dominus 2015 Proprietary Red Wine leaps from the glass with notes of fresh wild blueberries, crushed blackberries and black currant juice with touches of wild thyme, underbrush, iron ore and aniseed with wafts of lavender and pencil lead. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has incredible energy and vivacity, with the firm, pixelated tannins and lively backbone skillfully framing the muscular fruit, finishing with wonderful length and depth. [100 Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown – October 2017, robertparker.com]