Colour: Deep cherry
Aroma: Notes of wild raspberries and bramble fruit, blackcurrants and black pepper
Palate: Pure, balanced and complex…Forthcoming with lovely aromas of red fruit, round, silky tannins and an abounding brightness. Perfectly matched with braised beef cheeks, or a hearty cassoulet. Drink now or age up to 5 more years
Grape Varieties: Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
History of Dominus Estate
Since its inaugural vintage in 1983, the wines of Dominus Estate have been crafted in a traditional and terroir-driven style by the luminous Christian Moueix of Petrus fame. Unable to pass up the chance to make what he called the “”Haut-Brion of Napa””, Moueix came to own the legendary Napanook Vineyard through a partnership with and eventual buyout of Robin Lail and Marcia Smith, the daughters of John Daniel of Inglenook Winery.
Moueix eschews irrigation, acidification, and the heavy usage of oak (18 months in French barrels with only 1/3 new) common amongst his Napa colleagues. The 124 acre property Dominus Estate vineyard consists of 3 unique soil types; gravel based volcanic soil, clay and loam on a rolling terroir. That blend of terroir is a large part of gives the wines of Dominus Estate their unique, elegant, refined style.