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Dominus Estate Napa Valley 2013

13.5% - United States
Robert Parker 100/100

Dominus 2013 captures the deep character of the Napanook Vineyard, and unfolds with magnificent dimension. Blue and purple fruit, violets and earth unite in a wine whose aging potential is unlimited.

The 2013 Dominus is, to my way of thinking, one of the most profound wines Christian Moueix has yet made in his rather brilliant winemaking history, both in France and in Napa Valley. This wine, with very low yields of only 3,500 cases and a final blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc, offers up notes of cedar wood, forest floor, loamy soil and oodles of blackberry and blackcurrant fruit. Very opaque purple in color, super-pure and intense, this wine has low acidity, but ripe, noticeable tannins. This is a 30- to 40-year wine and a profound effort from this famous vineyard in Yountville. Drink it over the next 40+ years. Robert Parker Jr, Drink 2015-2055.