Dominus Estate Red Wine Napa Valley
179 Ratings
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179 Ratings
Dominus Estate Red Wine Napa Valley

Winemaker's Notes

Medium to deep garnet color. Dried cherry, mulberry, loam, espresso and tobacco aromas with a hint of dried mint. On the palate a savory / meaty character comes through. A firm backbone of high acidity and a medium+ level of firm tannins give good structure. Medium to full bodied, very long finish.

The last vintage of the century will be remembered for its exceptional quality. This vintage was characterized by its extremely long growing season - a season where patience eventually paid dividends in the form of wine with outstanding character and complexity.The 1999 vintage is beautifully harmonious with an inviting color and a very full body. This wine starts with a delicate entry of black cherry aromas, evolving toward impressively structured tannins. The long, fragrant finish reveals ...

Medium red-ruby. Spicy red- and blackcurrant, plum, currant leaf and mocha on the claret-like nose. Dense and rich, with spicy red berry and lightly floral flavors nicely framed by harmonious acidity....

13% Cabernet Franc; 9% Merlot; 3% Petit Verdot. Dominus, it seems, is a typically a wine that defies simple description, and it more often than not has pieces to love and some to hate. In this incarna...

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:  88 points

Medium to deep garnet color. Dried cherry, mulberry, loam, espresso and tobacco aromas with a hint of dried mint. On the palate a savory / meaty character comes through. A firm backbone of high acidity and a medium+ level of firm tannins give good structure. Medium to full bodied, very long finish.

The last vintage of the century will be remembered for its exceptional quality. This vintage was characterized by its extremely long growing season - a season where patience eventually paid dividends in the form of wine with outstanding character and complexity.The 1999 vintage is beautifully harmonious with an inviting color and a very full body. This wine starts with a delicate entry of black cherry aromas, evolving toward impressively structured tannins. The long, fragrant finish reveals ...

Medium red-ruby. Spicy red- and blackcurrant, plum, currant leaf and mocha on the claret-like nose. Dense and rich, with spicy red berry and lightly floral flavors nicely framed by harmonious acidity....

13% Cabernet Franc; 9% Merlot; 3% Petit Verdot. Dominus, it seems, is a typically a wine that defies simple description, and it more often than not has pieces to love and some to hate. In this incarna...

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:  88 points

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 1989 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1989 Vintage)
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1992 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 6/95.
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2007 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/01/2009
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 05/16/2010