Dominus Estate - Napa Valley 2020 (1.5L)

 
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99
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98
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96

Price: $647.00

Producer Dominus Estate
Country USA
Region California
Subregion Napa Valley
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 2020
Sku 5874
Size 1.5L

Decanter: 99 Points

With a good decant, the compact, quiet bouquet of this 2020 Dominus begins to show off, exhibiting perfumed aromatics of dark-toned berry fruit, blood orange, and cocoa nibs. It boasts impressive staying power with a real depth of concentration of fruit. Long strands of velvety tannins are interwoven around pure and symphonic black-toned fruit, while bright and present acidity provides the kind of lift that makes the wine seem almost featherweight. A beautiful red florality envelops the finish. Winemaker Tod Mostero said that hours before the Glass Fire on 27 September, they had just brought in the last of their grapes. It's a good thing, too, because it's a splendid wine and deserves to share the spotlight with the best wines of the vintage. Aged 16-18 months in 40% new French oak. (Drink between 2023-2035)

James Suckling: 98 Points

Aromas of blackcurrants black cherries hints of graphite wet earth and lavender. Sandalwood. Full-bodied with an impressive and refined structure that runs deep and vertical in the wine. Chewy. Hints of chocolate and hazelnut at the end. Needs five or six years to soften.

The Wine Independent: 96 Points

A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc the 2020 Dominus has a deep garnet-purple color. It rolls out of the glass with expressive notes of baked blackberries preserved plums and kirsch with suggestions of Indian spices sandalwood potpourri and black truffles plus a ferrous hint. The full-bodied palate delivers a firm grainy texture with just enough freshness to support the generous fruit finishing long and oh-so-spicy. Yum!

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