This is very pure fruit for Dominus. This will be interesting to see how it develops in the future. 2008 was a very small crop. Very perfumed and beautiful, with currants, flowers, and notes of mint. Full bodied, with round velvety tannins that lead up to a chocolate and ripe berry finish.
99 RP rated Made in a more masculine style, the 2008 Dominus has all of that along with bigger body and more structure, fat, density and texture. Both are brilliant wines and they represent the finest back-to-back vintages for Dominus since 2001 and 2002 or 1990 and 1991. Both the 2007 and 2008 Dominus should drink well for 25-30 years
- about 2 years
Wine Spectator(From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/01/2012
Robert Parker(From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/16/2011
Robert Parker(From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 05/16/2010
Wine & Spirits(From 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.
Robert Parker(From 2007 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/01/2009