Dominus Estate 2016 Napa Valley Hlf Btl, 375 ml

Dominus Estate 2016 Napa Valley Hlf Btl, 375 ml

100
Wine Advocate
98+
Jeb Dunnuck
98
James Suckling
97
Antonio Galloni, Vinous

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About Dominus Estate 2016 Napa Valley Hlf Btl, 375 ml

Half Bottle, 375ml

The historic Napanook Vineyard, one of the oldest vineyards in the Napa Valley that has been in production since the late 19th century is the home of Christian Moueix of Chateau Petrus' Dominus. Located in the heart of Napa Valley, Dominus is an iconic wine that never lacks for bold intensity and power. This 2016 is from one of the greatest vintages Napa Valley has ever known.


James Suckling scored this 98 points saying "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."

Jeb Dunnuck scored this 98+ points saying "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."


and the Wine Advocate scored this a perfect 100 points saying "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."

Wine Details

  • Alcohol % 14.3%
  • Bottle Size 375 ml
  • Wine Type Red
  • Country United States
  • Region California
  • Appellation Napa

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