• Dominus 2014 98

    Dominus 2014

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    98pts James Suckling

    97pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate

    96+ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

    "Really struts its stuff... the 2014 is a sexy, opulent, layered, multidimensional wine" ~ Robert Parker, Jr.

    "This is a fabulous wine in every way" ~ Antonio Galloni

    James Suckling:  "Loads of dark tobacco aromas with blackcurrants and black olives. Boysenberries, too. Full to medium body, ultra-fine tannins and lots of flavors of smoke, dried roasted chillis, black truffles, mushrooms and fruit. Bright acidity on the finish. Sexy and subtle austerity. Alluring. Very approachable now but better in 2021." Jan 2017

    Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate:  "Christian Moueix’s Dominus Estate continues to be one of California’s leaders in turning out gorgeously elegant, complex and long-lived wines. A magnum of 1991 from my cellar tasted several weeks before I left for California was pure perfection and evidence that at 25 years old, before he had built his stunning winery, great quality was coming from this iconic vineyard.

    The 2014 Dominus, which is 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot really struts its stuff. Moueix’s belief in dry farming seems to be paying off with stronger and stronger vintages, each successive year, and the 2014 is a sexy, opulent, layered, multidimensional wine with notes of red and blackcurrant, cedar wood, tobacco leaf , spice box and licorice. The color is a dense plum/ruby/purple, much like the Napanook. This is a beauty that is already drinking gorgeously – as most 2014s are – and will continue to evolve for 25 or so years.  Drink date:  2016 - 2041."  Oct 2016

    Antonio Galloni's Vinous: "The 2014 Dominus is endowed with tons of depth, power and muscle. Black cherry, plum, smoke, menthol, licorice, chocolate, dried herbs and dark spices are all pushed forward. Deep, pliant and exquisitely layered, the 2014 possesses tons of concentration and mid-palate depth. Like so many wines in this vintage, the 2014 comes across as a hybrid of 2013 and 2012. I very much like the energy and focus in this wine. This is a fabulous wine in every way. With time in the glass, the flavors gain in brightness and focus. There is certainly much to look forward to.  Drinking window: 2021-2034."

    Winery:  "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 all it to develop its full potential."

    Varietal: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot
    Aging: 40% new barrels
    Region: Napa Valley, California