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1984 Dominus

  • 92 WA
  • 83 WS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend

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SKU: 49497-1984-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    Last Tasted 6/94 I have been fooled by this wine in blind tastings, mistaking it for a top Pomerol, although there is an insignificant percentage of Merlot in the blend. The complex bouquet of ripe, curranty fruit, coffee, and sweet black cherries has become increasingly complex and intense. Full-bodied, opulent, and soft, this fleshy wine appears to have reached an attractive plateau of maturity; it should easily last for another 10-15+ years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 83

    Supple, balanced and offering complex, mature coffee, gamy currant and cedar flavors; this is a complex wine that's drying out, clearly on the downside.--California Cabernet '74/'84/'94 retrospective. Drink now. 4,200 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Author: Husker74
  • Self | Rating: 93

    So smooth.
    Author: Robert S662
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Very old woody nose. Saddly leather, must, stewed cherry and plum, anise. Very rough tannin, but the fully developed acid drives the wine over the tongue into a lengthy finish.
    Drink Dates: 2009
    Author: JMC22
  • Self | Rating:

    Author: lakewine
Since its inaugural vintage in 1983, the wines of Dominus Estate have been crafted in a traditional and terroir-driven style by the luminous Christian Moueix of Petrus fame. Unable to pass up the change to make what he called the Haut-Brion of Napa, Moueix came to own the legendary Napanook Vineyard through a partnership with and eventual buyout of Robin Lail and Marcia Smith, the daughters of John Daniel of Inglenook Winery. Moueix eschews irrigation, acidification, and the heavy usage of oak (18 months in French barrels, with only 1/3 new) common amongst his Napa colleagues. The exceptional terroir of Napanook in combination with his skillful viticulture and traditional winemaking techniques have repeatedly resulted in some of the most broadly enjoyable Napa Cabs available and clearly place Dominus in the upper echelon of this genre. Since 1996 the estate has released a second wine called Napanook.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 439 bottles owned
  • 110 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 110 collectors)