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Dominus Estate Christian Moueix Red Blend

Wine Details

Varietal

Red Blend

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2011 Vintage) Only 6.4 inches of rainfall were recorded from January to June (versus 17.7 inches average). Low reserves of soil water limited vine growth. While average temperatures remained warm throughout spring and summer, no heat spikes were recorded in July, August or September. In terms of thermal time (growing degree days), the season was 18 days ahead of the norm at the beginning of harvest (September 10).

Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 85, July/August 1999 Saturated deep red-ruby. Knockout nose combines currant, Cuban tobacco, earth, tar, bacon fat, cedar, leather and game; conveys an impression of totally ripe, almost roasted fruit. Lush and sweet; already offers extraordinary inner-mouth flavor and great depth. One of those rare wines that too big for the mouth. Finishes with great velvety texture and magical persistence. Mouthdusting, bui...
  • Robert Parker
    "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, compellin...
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: (97-100) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 102 on Dec-95
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator