From the great mind of Christian Moueix, comes yet another in a 30 year long line of great wines from Dominos Estates. Ever elegant in it’s complexity, these wines show fantastic flavors of luscious red and black berries, black plums, cassis, and chocolate. Using dry farming techniques, Moueix makes fantastically terrior laden wines with power and complexity not always seen in Napa Valley. He routinely harvests a clear two to four weeks before his neighbors, allowing the true nature of the varietals to show through his wines. Not a jammy fruit bomb by any means, the 2013 Dominos will age gracefully for the next 15 to 20 years, though it could be easily savored now!
Dominus Estates, “Dominus”, Napa Valley, 2013 – $339.99
James Suckling: 100 Points
The aromas to this are multidimensional and fascinating with black truffles, bark, cloves, black currants, citrus, and even ginseng. Full-bodied, yet reserved and austere with chewy and powerful tannins that remain polished and refined. The flavors are more umami and savory. Then there are forest fruits and blood-orange undertones. The wine goes on for minutes. A wine to age for a lifetime. It’s an experience to taste this. A new classic showing its history and tradition as a source of the greatest wines ever from Napa. A wine to enjoy forever.