(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.
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.