Dominus Estate “Dominus” 2012 [6/cs]

dominus estate dominus
California Napa Valley
Cabernet and Cabernet Blends
Type: Red Table Wine
Vintage: 2012

“The exuberance and drama in the stunning nose of the dense plum-coloured 2012 Dominus offers up notes of Asian spice, ripe black currants, kirsch, tobacco leaf and Christmas fruitcake. It is full-bodied and opulent, with no hard edges, a seamless integration of acidity, wood and tannin and a density and richness that are built to go on for 25-30 years.”
98+ points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Oct 2015

 

“An exciting Dominus, with clarity of fruit and soil on the nose and palate. Lots of blackcurrant, blackberry, violet and stone. Full body with big, soft tannins and chocolate, hazelnut and dark fruit character. Try in 2020.”
98 points, JamesSuckling.com, April 2015

 

“The 2012 Dominus is a real head-turner. Flashy, voluptuous and intense, but with tons of underlying concentration, the 2012 is simply magnificent. A towering, vertical Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2012 Dominus is one of the most concentrated wines of the vintage, yet it also maintains considerable freshness, the signature of a late-ripening vintage with no heat spikes. Sweet red cherry, raspberry and floral notes add lift on the perfumed, expressive finish. The blend is 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc.”
98 points, Antonio Galloni vinous.com, Oct 2015