2005 Dominus 750ml

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WA 98   IWC 94(+?)   WS 89   Collector 94
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

This blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot (note that rarely is any Merlot utilized at the historic Napanook Estate in Yountville). The alcohol, by California standards, is a relatively modest 14.1%. Blending the best of French savoir faire with the brilliant fruit purity and ripeness of Napa Valley, Moueix has turned in another tour de force that seems far superior today than it did when it was first released. This is one of the vintage's greatest wines. Dense purple and youthful, with a glorious nose of earth, blackcurrants, sweet black cherries and incense, the oak is pushed way in the background, as it is in all of the Moueix wines, and the result is a wine of terroir, of great originality and authenticity. This full-bodied classic from Dominus can be drunk now, but really won't hit its prime for another 4-5 years and last at least another two decades or more.

Drink Dates: 2019-2040
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 219

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94(+?)

($129; a blend of 93% cabernet sauvignon, 4% cabernet franc and 3% petit verdot) Good full red-ruby. Highly complex nose melds black raspberry, minerals, milk chocolate, tobacco, licorice and brown spices. Wonderfully silky, sweet and broad; quite primary for a young Dominus vintage but with subtle earth tones adding nuance. This has plenty of high-quality tannins but the wine's buffering flesh gives it an impression of sweetness. One senses near-perfect ripeness here in the way the wine saturates the palate with flavor. Very suave and fine-grained wine that will almost certainly rank among the best half-dozen vintages of Dominus made to day. Incidentally, long-time winemaker Boris Champy has returned to his native France to make wine, and Ted Mostero, previously in charge of winemaking at Almaviva in Chile, is now in charge here.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 138

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

Starts out rich, supple and polished before gaining tannic traction, letting the earthy clay, loamy currant and dried herb and sage notes show in a complex, focused fashion. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

Drink Dates: 2008-2012
Author: James Laube


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating:
Author: Scott S627
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 07/12/2014
Drink Dates:
very smooth, decanted for 90 min, perfect.

Rating:
Author: Brown Steven
Trust Rating: 74
Tasted On: 06/28/2010
2 x 6 (wood cases)

Rating: 96
Author: flwine
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 08/07/2014
Drink Dates: 2008-2028

Rating: 95
Author: johnmhoward
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 03/02/2013
Drink Dates:

Rating: 92
Author: VinoDeparture
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 05/14/2010

Average rating: 94, based on 8 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

5385 bottles owned by 1163 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.

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