2016 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend
Winemaker Notes: Filled with notes of deep forest berries, juniper and truffle, Dominus 2016 is restrained and compact. The tightly woven structure promises to reveal fine tannins, earth, lavender and dark chocolate and will improve over many years.
Blend: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 8% Cabernet Franc
Orders of 6 bottles will be shipped in the original wood case.
Robert Parker - “The opulence of fresh flowers and dark fruit is so impressive. There’s so much going on, from flowers to currants. The palate is full and powerful, but what impresses most are the ripe tannins and the amazing poise at the finish. Tightens down at the end. A blend of 84 per cent cabernet sauvignon, eight per cent petit verdot and eight per cent cabernet franc. Drink in 2021.”
Wilfred Wong - "DOMINUS ESTATE—a journey from the Old to the New World. I tasted 1983, the winery's first vintage, when it was released, and have continued tasting the wines through the decades. The 2016 vintage is as close to perfection as an iconic wine can achieve. Patience is required here. While the wine is already flamboyant, I can see it rewarding enophiles in ways that other wines only dream of being able to do. Its standout aromas and flavors feature black fruit and berries, subtle notes of oak, and compelling earth notes. Enjoy with grilled beef and a dollop of Roquefort. "
James Suckling - “A blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot and 8% Cabernet Franc aged in 40% new oak, the 2016 Proprietary Red Wine is deep purple-black in color and quite reticent at this youthful stage to begin, offering up subtle notions of potpourri, Indian spices, cigar box and iron ore over a core of crushed blackberries and black cherries with intermittent wafts of black and red currants, new leather and smoked meats. The palate is medium to full-bodied with a densely packed mid-palate and oodles of freshness framed by very ripe, finely grained tannins and laced with compelling earthy accents. It offers incredible vibrancy with tons of black and red fruit sparkle in the mid-palate leading to a provocative mineral element on the very long finish. If I could give more than 100 for this one, I would.”
Jeb Dunnuck- “Another possible legend in the making is the 2016 Dominus, a classic blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot and the rest Cabernet Franc brought up in 40% new French oak. Pure, pristine notes of charcoal, cold fireplace, smoke tobacco, and both blue and black fruits all flow to a full-bodied 2016 that has incredible elegance and finesse, yet also depth and density. It’s more backward and reserved than the 2015 and needs 4-5 years of cellaring. It will unquestionably live for 25-30 years. 98+"
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