1984 Dominus 750ml

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WA 92   Collector 91
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

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.

Drink Dates: 1994-2010
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 94

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 93
Author: Robert S662
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 08/10/2009
Drink Dates:
So smooth.

Rating: 91
Author: JMC22
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 10/03/2009
Drink Dates: 2009
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.

Rating: 88
Author: Husker74
Trust Rating: 67
Tasted On: 12/07/2009

Average rating: 88, based on 4 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

442 bottles owned by 170 collectors.

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About This Producer

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

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