Dominus Napa Valley Red 2011

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SKU 35200

750ml

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One of California's most sought after wines, Dominus is a propietary red made in Napa by the legendary Bordelais winemaker Christian Moueix. He concentrates on highlighting the special terroir of sunny Napanook, while still creating a balanced, structured noble wine. Moueix is the talented estate manager and winemaker behind premium Right Bank properties such as Chateau La Fleur-Petrus, La Providence, La Serre, Trotanoy and Hosanna.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Dominus
  • agv94

Vinous94 Points "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 rose petals and dried herbs linger in the close. With time in the glass, the 2011 fleshes out nicely. In 2011 Dominus is 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc."

Antonio Galloni, November 1, 2013
  • js93

James SucklingWonderful aromas of tobacco, currant, berry and mineral. Ink and lead pencil. Full body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Lovely texture and freshness. Not the amazing 2010 but excellent. Better in 2015.

May 2014
  • st92

International Wine CellarGood dark red. Perfumed, cool nose melds redcurrant, tobacco leaf, licorice, coffee, leather, clove oil and chicory, plus piquant notes of pepper (green, black and white!). Riper, suppler and deeper than the Napanook blend, but still with a pronounced herbal quality to the currant, tobacco leaf and clove oil flavors. More lift here too, though the dusty tannins arrive early. 90-92

  • wa89

Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Dominus (86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc) displays a streak of herbaceousness. Tasting the wine one can see the stress this vineyard on the valley floor must have endured with all the fog and botrytis. It is exceptionally well made in this agonizing year for vignerons, exhibiting a dark plum/ruby hue along with notes of sweet Provencal herbs intertwined with red and black currants, loamy soil, underbrush and spice. This medium-bodied 2011 is best consumed over the next 10-12 years.

Robert Parker, October 2013
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorSmoke, dried herb, dried currant, tobacco leaf and crushed rock notes give this a strong, assertive personality that veers toward a roasted herb raciness on the finish. Drink now through 2021. 5,000 cases made.

James Laube, October 31, 2014