(2012 Vintage) Known for its complexity and balance, Dominus demonstrates the potential of a wine produced on exceptional terroir. Structured, seamless and perfectly integrated, Dominus is an elegant wine that improves with age. We recommend decanting the wine prior to serving, to allow it to develop its full potential, particularly when serving young dominus wines.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines73% Cab. Sauv.; 15% Cab. Franc; 6% Merlot; 6% Petit Verdot. It is not the biggest or boldest Dominus bottling to have come our way, but this latest release manages a bit of appealing richness and rooty complexity that fills out its slightly more modest dose of central fruit. Framed with ample tannins and a bit too tough for drinking anytime soon, it will never be a "juicy" wine in the classic Californian style, but it should find increasing range as it softens over the next five years.
International Wine CellarDeep ruby-red. Vibrant aromas of currant, minerals, tobacco and lead pencil, plus a whiff of game. Lush, thick and rich; complex, mellow flavors of dark chocolate, mocha, smoked meat and soy sauce, firmed by a mineral spine and lively acidity. This is stuffed with fruit. Tannins build on the very long finish.