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Dominus Estate Red Wine Napa Valley
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Wine Description

(1995 Vintage) Notes on the Dominus Napa Valley Proprietary Red Wine 1995 93 Pts Robert Parker : WINE ADVOCATE REVIEW: 93 POINTS Christian Moueix and his talented winemaking team continue to rewrite the definition of a Napa Valley reference point wine. The 1995 Dominus (6,000 cases produced from a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, and 4% Merlot) is a ripe, plummy, supple, expansively-flavored wine with copious quantities of black currant fruit. Full-bodied and low in acidity, it possesses exceptional concentration and purity. Qualitatively, it is built along the lines read more...of the 1992 and 1990. While it is not as powerful or intense as the 1996 or 1994, the 1995 is a large-scaled, rich, concentrated wine that should provide splendid drinking for two decades.On what I suppose is a distressing note, I have noticed huge demand for Dominus in recent auction activity. At a Sotheby's auction on October 25, Dominus fetched prices of $23,150 for one imperial of 1991, and $10,450 for two 1991 double magnums. Although none of this is the fault of anybody at Dominus (blame Christian Moueix and his team for producing profound wine) if this trend continues, I wonder how any true amateurs will be able to afford the wine.DOMINUS NAPA VALLEY PROPRIETARY RED WINE 1995 93 PTS ROBERT PARKER (hide)

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  • Robert Parker
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 05/16/2010
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/09. Youthfully floral and tight, this vintage of Dominus is a big wine that holds all of its weight behind a powerful structure. And it's the power of that structure that is front and center-red apple-skin acidity and walnut-skin tannin-needing a ribeye with plenty of fat to bring the fruit out of its cage. Stay with it and the wine's earthiness begins to meld with the blueberry and chocolate richness. But it's all completely primary. Put this away for ten years, and drink the Napanook while it matures.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/01/2012
  • Robert Parker
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/16/2011
  • Robert Parker
    (2007 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/01/2009