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1995 Dominus Proprietary Blend - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Proprietary Blend
Producer Notes

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 change to make what he called the Haut-Brion of Napa, Moueix came to own the legendary Napanook Vineyard through a partnership with and eventual... More »

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Comm: 2009-2011 VF: 2000-2025

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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 85
Author Oenodoc
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.291%
Tasted On 06/04/2012
Drink Dates

I opened a magnum for my 60th birthday. I found this wine good but was somewhat disappointed as the fruit is fading and it seemed to lack complexity. A bit thin on the nose, and just not what I had hoped. I think winemaking techniques have improved exponentially over the past 15 years and prefer younger vintages from this producer.

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Author StuTarheel
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.422%
Tasted On 02/19/2012
Drink Dates 2012-2012

A little past its peak but still delicious. Ripe red berry and red currant fruit framed but sandalwood and spices. Medium bodied with soft, rounded tannins. Pleasant, lingering finish.

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Author Scooter
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.67%
Tasted On 08/21/2011

Bordeaux-like, has lost a bit of it's fruit. Drink now

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Author Wine365
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.429%
Tasted On 10/30/2010
Drink Dates 2010-2013

I don't see this getting any better with time.

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Author Butler wan
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 10/09/2010
Drink Dates 2005-2025

Opened and double-decanted 4 hours prior to drinking. Colour dar ruby red fading almost imperceptibly to garnet at the rim. Initial aromas of cedar, spice and mocha developed considerably between opening and pouring, with a huge, intense bouquet promising more on the palate, which didn't disappoint. Up front punch of black cherry and chocolate with subtle earth/woody notes characterised the palate, with extraordinary length and srill persistent and very fine tannins. Lingering tastes of pipe tobacco and mocha were a real treat. There's life in this yet - probably at its best over the next 5-10 years.

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Author Kiki
Site / Blog  Trust Rating 97.778%
Tasted On 02/27/2010
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surprisingly aged very well nice fruit and balance not weedey or menthol like most yountville wines pleasant surprise

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Author Rick H.
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.402%
Tasted On 09/01/2009

Compared to the amazing bottle I had last year, it was shocking to find that this bottle was over the hill. Utterly disappointing.

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Author grapist
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.833%
Tasted On 06/20/2009
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Author Gregg F
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95%
Tasted On 04/01/2009
Drink Dates 2009

Great nose, showed well after some time to blow off - time to drink.

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Author Greg G
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 04/01/2005

Dinner with Jeff, Mark and Penn at Cafe Ponte. Beautiful wine but still a little closed for me. I'd have to differ with Kris's suggestion that this wine is ready to drink now. Great backbone, lots of tannins still present, and a bit of a sharp finish early on. After about 90 minuters this wine began to open up and showed lots of tar, cassis, smoke and roasted meat characteristics. Still though, I'd give it 5 more years minimum to have it reach the perfect drinking window.

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