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2005 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 »

Score
94
WS 89
IWC 94(+?)
WA 96
Drink Dates
Comm: 2008-2028 WA: 2009-2037 WS: 2008-2012
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IWC 94(+?)
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 138

($129; a blend of 93% cabernet sauvignon, 4% cabernet franc and 3% petit verdot) Good full red-ruby. Highly complex nose melds black raspberry, minerals, milk chocolate, tobacco, licorice and brown spices. Wonderfully silky, sweet and broad; quite primary for a young Dominus vintage but with subtle earth tones adding nuance. This has plenty of high-quality tannins but the wine's buffering flesh gives it an impression of sweetness. One senses near-perfect ripeness here in the way the wine saturates the palate with flavor. Very suave and fine-grained wine that will almost certainly rank among the best half-dozen vintages of Dominus made to day. Incidentally, long-time winemaker Boris Champy has returned to his native France to make wine, and Ted Mostero, previously in charge of winemaking at Almaviva in Chile, is now in charge here.

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WA 96
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 174
Drink Dates 2009-2037

The 2005 Dominus (a 7,000-case cuvee of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest equal parts Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot) has come of age, and is one of the strongest efforts they've made. It is possibly the best Dominus since the 2001, and perhaps even the 1997 or 1991. A beautiful, sweet nose of roasted coffee interwoven with kirsch, black currant, cedar, and spice box emerges from this deep ruby/purple-colored wine. The wine has fabulous intensity, a layered, opulent, full-bodied mouthfeel, well-integrated acidity, and a stunningly long finish. The layering of this wine as it builds incrementally on the palate is something to behold. An outstanding, sexy, ageworthy Dominus, it will benefit from 2-3 years of cellaring, and last for at least 25 or 30 years.

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WS 89
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2008-2012

Starts out rich, supple and polished before gaining tannic traction, letting the earthy clay, loamy currant and dried herb and sage notes show in a complex, focused fashion. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

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Author flwine
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.211%
Tasted On 08/07/2014
Drink Dates 2008-2028
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Author Scott S627
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.455%
Tasted On 07/12/2014
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very smooth, decanted for 90 min, perfect.

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Author johnmhoward
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.415%
Tasted On 03/02/2013
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Author VinoDeparture
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.385%
Tasted On 05/14/2010
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Author Brown Steven
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 78.261%
Tasted On 06/28/2010

2 x 6 (wood cases)

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Author taipanli
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.845%
Tasted On 03/14/2010

Still painfully young but structured to age into a fine Dominus. Dark, deep ruby. Fragrant nose of red fruit, truffle, olives, earth. Medium/full bodied. Nice mouthfil of red fruit, a slight herbaceous note and truffle. The alcohol is quite dominant at this stage with nice backbone and smooth tannins. Should age very nicely. Irrelevant to score this wine so young but lovers of Dominus should be happy to cellar this.

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Author Joanne A
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Tasted On 09/06/2008

drink now to 2024...HOLD.

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