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Dominus Estate Red Wine Napa Valley
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Wine Description

(From 2005 Vintage) In 2005, weather, budbreak and set were ideal, allowing us to harvest quality grapes and to reduce intervention in the cellar. Dominus 2005 is dark red, almost deep crimson in color. The nose is dense and compact, filled with dark berries, blond tobacco, black cherries and cacao. The entry is both powerful and supple, spherical in quality. Perfectly ripe, the enveloped tannins are firm, rounded and elegant. Black fruit and licorice linger throughout the evolution in mouth, well-balanced and harmonious. A superb vintage. The 2005 blend consists of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot. No Merlot was used in the blend this year. This wine clearly has tremendous aging potential. We recommend decanting the wine prior to serving, to allow it to develop its full potential. This is especially important when serving young Dominus wines.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2011 Vintage) The 2011 vintage displays fresh almond, wild strawberry and cassis. The wine has delicate notes of smooth caramel. Polished tannins, dark berries, cocoa and sage accompany a long elegant finish. The 2011 vintage is composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, and 5% Cabernet Franc. We recommend decanting the wine prior to serving, to allow it to develop its full potential. This is especially important when serving young Dominus wines.

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    엄청나게 강한 두엄향, 치즈향 (이 빈티지에 드문경우라고 함) 검붉은 진한색이 탁해보이지만 탄닌은 상대적으로 둥글둥글한편. 검은 과일향 초콜렛 진한 에스프레소 맛이 어울리고 입안에 꽉찬 산미 탄닌 과일맛이 훌륭 두엄향은 1시간 넘게 지속

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  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: (97-100) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 102 on Dec-95
  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 99/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 114
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator