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1994 Dominus 6.0L
1994 Dominus

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USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley
Red / Proprietary Blend
1994 Dominus
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Professional Reviews

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97

International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 85

Saturated deep red-ruby. Knockout nose combines currant, Cuban tobacco, earth, tar, bacon fat, cedar, leather and game; conveys an impression of totally ripe, almost roasted fruit. Lush and sweet; already offers extraordinary inner-mouth flavor and great depth. One of those rare wines that too big for the mouth. Finishes with great velvety texture and magical persistence. Mouthdusting, building tannins coat the entire palate.

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WA
99

Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 114

Christian Moueix and his talented winemaking team continue to rewrite the definition of a Napa Valley reference point wine. I have had a difficult time keeping the corks in my bottles of 1994 Dominus. Eight-thousand cases were produced from a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot. In this vintage, 174 days passed between bud break and the harvest, a remarkable period of time for any wine region in the world. The 1994 is a strikingly thick, compellingly rich wine with the texture of a great Pomerol, despite being made primarily from Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine exhibits a dense purple color, and an incredibly fragrant nose of jammy black fruits, spice, smoke, and loamy, truffle-like scents. In the mouth, it is full-bodied, with thrilling levels of extract and richness, but no sense of heaviness or harshness. This seamless Dominus possesses no hard edges, as its acidity, tannin, and alcohol are beautifully meshed with copious quantities of ripe fruit. This wine offers early drinking, yet has the potential to last for 30+ years.

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WS
91

Wine Spectator Author: James Laube

Dark-hued, rich and intense, deftly balanced, with a pretty array of ripe currant, anise, black cherry and plum. Concentrated, with firm tannins, it finishes with a bold, rich aftertaste that shows off cedar, sage and pretty earthy nuances.--California Cabernet '74/'84/'94 retrospective. 8,500 cases made.

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Community Reviews

95

rsfj Trust Rating: 92 Tasted On: 09/27/2013

98

taipanli Trust Rating: 98 Tasted On: 07/07/2012

98

SingKevin Trust Rating: 94 Tasted On: 09/09/2011

One of my favorite wines and a classic example of great California cabernet.

90

Bruce Lam Trust Rating: 88 Tasted On: 02/11/2011

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juglum Trust Rating: 96 Tasted On: 03/27/2011

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