1997 Dominus

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
abv 14.1%
  • 94 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 95 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend

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SKU: 49497-1997

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$215.00

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    A wine of substance and depth. Dark, rich and polished, with complex notes of earthy, meaty currant, anise, spice, cedar and leather, fanning out on the finish. Young and concentrated. Better than previously reviewed. 8,500 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    Saturated ruby-red. Multidimensional nose offers a panoply of scents: black plum, currant, leather, smoked meat, cigar ash, lead pencil, sandalwood, dark chocolate, licorice, brown sugar. Very bright and sharply defined; flavors of plum, leather, hot stones and lead pencil. An impeccably balanced wine of compelling sweetness, but rather dominated today by its structure. Strong, thoroughly ripe tannins spread out to coat the entire palate. Very long and subtle. This was bottled last June, a couple months later than the Napanook wine.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2000
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 1997 Dominus, a blend of 86.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 4.5% Merlot, is showing fabulously well. With 14.1% alcohol and a pH that would make many New World oenologists shudder (about 3.95), this wine is a fleshy, silky-textured, opulent wine with a gorgeous nose of roasted herbs, coffee, jammy black cherry and plum-like fruit.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: BORDEAUXLICIOUS
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: juglum
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: wineme.310
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2000-2020
    Author: Kenny G
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Gorgeous with smooth, mouth coating tannins.
    Drink Dates: 2005-2012
    Author: Larry H
  • Self | Rating: 88

    OK
    Author: Connaisseurs
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.

See other similar producers:Cardinale Estate,Dalla Valle Vineyards,Pahlmeyer

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 2539 bottles owned
  • 452 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 452 collectors)