Dominus Estate

In the late 1960s, while attending the University of California at Davis, Christian Moueix fell in love with the Napa Valley and its wines. son of Jean-Pierre Moueix, the famed wine merchant and producer FROM Libourne, France, Moueix returned home in 1970 to manage the family vineyards, including chateaux Petrus, La Fleur-Petrus, Trotanoy in Pomerol and Magdelaine in Saint Emilion.

His love of Napa Valley lingered and, in 1981, he discovered the historic Napanook vineyard, a 124-acre site west of Yountville that had been the source of fruit for some of the finest Napa Valley wines of the 1940s and 1950s. In 1982, Moueix entered into a partnership to develop the vineyard and, in 1995, became its sole owner. He chose the name 'Dominus' or' Lord of the Estate' in Latin to underscore his longstanding commitment to stewardship of the land.

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Dominus Estate 'Napanook' Red 2015
96  James Suckling 
James Suckling 96 "This is fantastic on the nose with blackberries and forest flowers. Very aromatic. Full body with soft, well-integrated and medium-grained tannins. Undertones of black olives. Love the hints of sandalwood. Drink or hold." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 93 "Bottled in July 2017,
Item Number: 29501
Bottle:$69.95
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Dominus Proprietary Red 2014
98  James Suckling 
James Suckling 98  "Loads of dark tobacco aromas with blackcurrants and black olives. Boysenberries, too. Full to medium body, ultra-fine tannins and lots of flavors of smoke, dried roasted chillis, black truffles, mushrooms and fruit. Bright acidity on the finish. Sexy and subtle austerity.
Item Number: 25573
Bottle:$196.95
Case: $1,181.70
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Dominus Proptietary Red Blend 2014 1.5L
98  James Suckling 
James Suckling 98   "Loads of dark tobacco aromas with blackcurrants and black olives. Boysenberries, too. Full to medium body, ultra-fine tannins and lots of flavors of smoke, dried roasted chillis, black truffles, mushrooms and fruit. Bright acidity on the finish. Sexy and subtle austerity.
Item Number: 25572
Bottle:$699.99
Case: $2,099.97
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Dominus Estate 'Napanook' Red 2014
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95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95  "Gorgeous aromas of sweet tobacco, iodine and oysters. Blackcurrants, too. Subtle. Medium to full body, elegant and refined tannins, and yet there's also delicious, understated complexity. Savory. A joy to drink now, but this will improve with age."Wine Enthusiast 94  "From the

Dominus Estate 'Napanook' Red 2013
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97  James Suckling 
James Suckling 97 "Fabulous nose of mushrooms, like porcini, with black truffle that turns to citrus fruits such as orange and tangerine. Some vine bark. Full-bodied yet wonderfully firm and formed with refined and polished tannins. Super definition. Drink in 2018, but wonderful to experience." 

Dominus Proptietary Red Blend 2013 1.5L
100  James Suckling 
The Wine Advocate 100  "The 2013 Dominus is, to my way of thinking, one of the most profound wines Christian Moueix has yet made in his rather brilliant winemaking history, both in France and in Napa Valley. This wine, with very low yields of only 3,500 cases and a final blend of 89% Cabernet

Dominus Proprietary Red 2013
100  James Suckling 
The Wine Advocate 100  "The 2013 Dominus is, to my way of thinking, one of the most profound wines Christian Moueix has yet made in his rather brilliant winemaking history, both in France and in Napa Valley. This wine, with very low yields of only 3,500 cases and a final blend of 89% Cabernet

Dominus Proprietary Red 2012 1.5L
99  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 99 "Flirting with perfection, the 2012 Dominus is composed of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Five thousand cases were produced, a relatively modest amount from this large vineyard’s big crop. Christian Moueix told me that there was plenty of heat in

Dominus Proprietary Red 2012
99  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 99 "Flirting with perfection, the 2012 Dominus is composed of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Five thousand cases were produced, a relatively modest amount from this large vineyard’s big crop. Christian Moueix told me that there was plenty of heat in

Dominus Proprietary Red 2011
94  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 94 "Savory herbs, menthol, smoke and licorice are some of the aromas that open up in the glass in the 2011 Dominus. This is a relatively immediate, expressive Dominus with plenty of near-term appeal. The style is open and succulent for the year, with lovely balance and poise. Crushed

Dominus Estate Proprietors Red 2010
100  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 100 "Composed of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot, the stunning, full-bodied 2010 Dominus boasts an exceptional perfume of hoisin sauce, licorice, underbrush, forest floor, plums, black currants and jammy cherries intertwined with hints of cedar, baking spices and oak.

Dominus Estate Proprietors Red 2009
97  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 97+ "The 2009 Dominus flows from the glass with layers of highly expressive fruit. The wine possesses stunning richness, power and depth. Dark red fruit, tobacco, flowers and spices are woven into a seamless, beautifully articulated finish. Elegance and intensity are in perfect

Dominus Estate Napanook Red 2008
93  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 93 "The 2008 Napanook (84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot) may be one of the greatest Napanooks made. It is a deeper, richer, more intense wine with full body, an endearing texture and a long, pure finish. These two are take your pick vintages, but

Dominus Estate Proprietary Red 2008
99  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 99 "Made in a more masculine style, the 2008 Dominus has all of that along with bigger body and more structure, fat, density and texture. Both are brilliant wines and they represent the finest back-to-back vintages for Dominus since 2001 and 2002 or 1990 and 1991. Both the 2007 and

Dominus Estate Napanook Red 2006
92  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 92 "The 2006 Napanook (a 3,500-case blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest small amounts of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot) is made in a riper, more California style than usual, displaying more exuberant, up-front notes of kirsch, black currants, and plums. Deep and

Dominus Estate Proprietary Red 2006
96  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 96 "There are 6,500 cases of the superb 2006 Dominus (91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot). Its dark plum/purple color is accompanied by aromas and flavors of truffles, forest floor, black cherries, black currants, and Asian spices. One of the finest wines

Dominus Proprietary Red 2004
95  Connoisseurs Guide to Wine 
 Connoisseurs Guide to Wine 95 "This very generous and well-ripened offering starts out with an involving display of cherries, cassis, herbs, sweet oak and loam in its deep and decidedly complex aromas, and it follows with equally wide-ranging flavors that show a real sense of layering and plenty

Napanook Red 2001
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91 "Very dry, and young in its fresh tannins and acids framing ripe, grapey currant flavors, mocha, vanilla and sweet dill. Obviously very fine and balanced, with a powerful finish. Beautiful now, but should develop through this decade."   Stephen Tanzer 90 "Slightly medicinal

Dominus Proprietary Red 2003
95  Robert Parker 
 Robert Parker 95 "The 2003 Dominus has turned out even better than I thought from barrel. There are 4,800 cases of this 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Petit Verdot blend. A big, sweet nose of roasted coffee, Provencal herbs, black currants, cherry jam, plums, allspice, and

Dominus Proprietary Red 2002
96  Robert Parker 
 4 Bottles Remaining  Robert Parker 96 "Dominus is a large vineyard, and they have the ability to make a strict selection. The 2002 Dominus gets my nod as the greatest example of this cuvee since the 1991 and 1994. There are 4,500 cases of this 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit

Napanook Red 2005
91  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 91 "The dark ruby/purple-hued 2005 Napanook (76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Petit Verdot) reveals a big, spicy, tobacco, black currant, sweet cherry, new saddle leather, and loamy soil-scented bouquet. With attractive fruit, a soft, round, full-bodied mouthfeel,