Christian Moueix, Dominus Estate 2009, Napa Valley, USA
PRESS: Robert Parker - 99 points. "The 2009 Dominus is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet colored, it rolls easily, sensuously out of the glass with evolving fruit notes of baked blackcurrants, plum preserves, mulberries and fruitcake plus underlying suggestions of charcuterie, camphor, chocolate-covered cherries and candied violets with just a touch of cast iron pan. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is an exercise in balance, with loads of emerging black fruit and earthy layers and a solid line of finely grained tannins, finishing very long with a perfumed lift."
Producer: Dominus Estate
Region/Appellation: Napa Valley
Country Hierarchy: Napa County, North Coast,California, USA
Grape/Blend: Bordeaux Blend Red (86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Petit Verdot)
Food Suggestion: Beef and Venison
Wine Style: Red - Bold and Structured
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
The Dominus 2009 exemplifies the finest qualities of Cabernet Sauvignon from an ideal vintage. The nose, at once powerful yetrestrained, is dense and filled with pure dark berry fruit and hints of sandalwood. On the palate is a harmonious blend of fresh plumand focused minerality with tannins that are firm, round and elegant. Spherical in quality, this wine is complete from start to finish.A sublime vintage.