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Average Retail:
$200.34 Details
W.Searcher Avg.: $200.34
W.Searcher Low: $179.67
W.Searcher High: $233.73
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(of 6 listings - 48 months )
$165.19 Details
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(of 1 listings - last 12 months)
$188.00Details
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2008 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
96
WS 94
JS 95
WA 99
IWC 93
Drink Dates
Comm: 2013-2020 WA: 2010-2040 WS: 2011-2022
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IWC 93
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 156

(a blend of 83% cabernet sauvignon, 13% cabernet franc and 4% petit verdot): Good full red-ruby. Fresher on the nose than the Napanook, showing raspberry, plum, mocha and tobacco aromas. Round and plummy in the mouth, with a restrained sweetness to the flavors of milk chocolate, mocha and licorice. A wine of moderate ripeness for the vintage, and in a shell today. Finishes with substantial dusty tannins and notes of plum, mocha and chocolate. I don't find quite the structure or grip of the best years.

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WA 99
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 192
Drink Dates 2010-2040

Made in a more masculine style, the 2008 Dominus has all of that along with bigger body and more structure, fat, density and texture. Both are brilliant wines and they represent the finest back-to-back vintages for Dominus since 2001 and 2002 or 1990 and 1991. Both the 2007 and 2008 Dominus should drink well for 25-30 years.

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WS 94
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2011-2022

Very Bordeaux-like in its makeup and structure, this firm wine has good acidity and tight tannins, offering complex loamy earth, vivid dried currant and berry, with anise and mineral sprinkled in. This is my favorite young Dominus of late. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

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JS 95
Source JamesSuckling.com

This is very pure fruit for Dominus. This will be interesting to see how it develops in the future. 2008 was a very small crop. Very perfumed and beautiful, with currants, flowers, and notes of mint. Full-bodied, with round velvety tannins that lead up to a chocolate and ripe berry finish. This is showing great fruit, and a great finish. Structurally this is like a 2005 La Mission.

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Author rnorberto
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 78.215%
Tasted On 09/04/2014
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Author Mcaz
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.851%
Tasted On 06/29/2013
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Author Wesley34
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 72.222%
Tasted On 10/06/2012

Good bottle of wine. Not worth the 99 rating. Purple in color. Low rim variation. Slow legs. Blackberry, Black currant (cassis), Dust, Medium Toast, Oak, Cinnamon, Tea, Butterscotch. Full bodied. Polished texture. Long finish.

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Author Todd7
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.57%
Tasted On 07/22/2012

A solid bottle of wine which needs an hour or two to open up. Once open you notice pencil lead on the nose with a mouthful of ripe fruit and a hint of dust. This wine is well structured and nice to drink. Parker was crazy giving this wine a 99.

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Author Boss USA
Site / Blog   Trust Rating
Tasted On 06/25/2011
Drink Dates 2013-2020

(199.00) Very perfumed and beautiful, with currants, flowers, and notes of mint. Full bodied, with round velvety tannins that lead up to a chocolate and ripe berry finish. This is showing great fruit, and a great finish. Structurally this is like a 2005 La Mission. Made in a more masculine style, the 2008 Dominus has all of that along with bigger body and more structure, fat, density and texture. A brilliant wine that represent the finest back-to-back vintages for Dominus since 2001 and 2002 or 1990 and 1991. 2008 Dominus should drink well for 25-30 years. Only three Cabernet based wines from Napa in 2008 outscored Dominus, receiving 100 point scores, but they sell for two to three times the price, a lot to pay for one point! The blend for the 2008 Dominus Estate is 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petite Verdot.

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