Dominus

About Dominus

The far-sighted Christian Moueix (owner of Pétrus and Trotanoy) started acquiring the Dominus estate in 1982. The son of a wine merchant, Charles Moueix first fell in love with the Napa Valley in the late 1960s, finally reaching full ownership of the 124-acre Napanook vineyard in 1995. 

 

Dominus is based around the famous Napanook vineyard on the edge of the Mayacamas Mountains.  George C. Yount, the founder of Yountville, planted the first vines here in 1836 on the location of the current Inglenook vineyard. Dominus Estate's flagship red is predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon with some Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.

 

During the period of Moueix ownership, Dominus has emerged as one of the very top Napa Valley reds.  Scoring four 100-point scores from Wine Advocate since 1983.  These wines always have exceptional ageing potential.

 

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Dominus 2005 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,498.07
2005

Dominus 2005 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

This blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot (note that rarely is any Merlot utilized at the historic Napanook Estate in Yountville). The alcohol, by California standards, is a relatively modest 14.1%. Blending the best of French savoir faire with the brilliant fruit purity and ripeness of Napa Valley, Moueix has turned in another tour de force that seems far superior today than it did when it was first released. This is one of the vintage’s greatest wines. Dense purple and youthful, with a glorious nose of earth, blackcurrants, sweet black cherries and incense, the oak is pushed way in the background, as it is in all of the Moueix wines, and the result is a wine of terroir, of great originality and authenticity. This full-bodied classic from Dominus can be drunk now, but really won’t hit its prime for another 4-5 years and last at least another two decades or more.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,498.07
Dominus 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,978.07
2016

Dominus 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

A blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot and 8% Cabernet Franc aged in 40% new oak, the 2016 Proprietary Red Wine is deep purple-black in color and quite reticent at this youthful stage to begin, offering up subtle notions of potpourri, Indian spices, cigar box and iron ore over a core of crushed blackberries and black cherries with intermittent wafts of black and red currants, new leather and smoked meats. The palate is medium to full-bodied with a densely packed mid-palate and oodles of freshness framed by very ripe, finely grained tannins and laced with compelling earthy accents. It offers incredible vibrancy with tons of black and red fruit sparkle in the mid-palate leading to a provocative mineral element on the very long finish. If I could give more than 100 for this one, I would.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

California 6x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,978.07
Dominus 2017 (1x300cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,136.31
2017

Dominus 2017 (1x300cl)

Vinous (98+)

The 2017 Dominus is one of the truly epic, grand wines of the vintage. Rich, dense and explosive, with tremendous concentration and sheer power, the 2017 Dominus captures all the personality of this site along with the natural opulence of the year. Inky dark fruit, lavender, menthol, licorice, plum, gravel and a host of dark spice notes infuse the 2017 with seemingly endless layers of nuance. Over the last two years I have tasted several hundred Napa Valley Cabernets, both from barrel and bottle. There is no question that Dominus belongs among the elite in 2017; it is simply a breathtaking wine. Certainly readers looking for a Napa Valley Cabernet to cellar should put Dominus at the top of their lists.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

California 1x300cl 1 98+ (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,136.31
Dominus 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,303.67
2017

Dominus 2017 (6x75cl)

Vinous (98+)

The 2017 Dominus is one of the truly epic, grand wines of the vintage. Rich, dense and explosive, with tremendous concentration and sheer power, the 2017 Dominus captures all the personality of this site along with the natural opulence of the year. Inky dark fruit, lavender, menthol, licorice, plum, gravel and a host of dark spice notes infuse the 2017 with seemingly endless layers of nuance. Over the last two years I have tasted several hundred Napa Valley Cabernets, both from barrel and bottle. There is no question that Dominus belongs among the elite in 2017; it is simply a breathtaking wine. Certainly readers looking for a Napa Valley Cabernet to cellar should put Dominus at the top of their lists.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 10 98+ (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,303.67
Dominus 2018 (3x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,346.47
2018

Dominus 2018 (3x150cl)
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

California 3x150cl 3 - Inc. VAT: £2,346.47
Dominus 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,056.07
2018

Dominus 2018 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 10 - Inc. VAT: £2,056.07
Dominus Estate 2004 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,756.07
2004

Dominus Estate 2004 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

Like so many 2004s, the 2004 Dominus is a full-bodied wine showing brilliantly at age ten, with loads of complex cedar, kirsch, Christmas fruitcake, black currants and spice box. It has a creamy, opulent texture, but remains light on its feet. This sexy wine is showing exceptionally well and is best drunk over the next 10-15 years. Not one of the longest-lived wines from Dominus, but it is certainly at a wonderful point in its evolution right now.
Original Wooden case 1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

California 6x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,756.07
Dominus Estate 2008 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,367.27
2008

Dominus Estate 2008 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (99)

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.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 2 99 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,367.27
Dominus Estate 2010 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,410.07
2010

Dominus Estate 2010 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Composed of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot, the stunning, full-bodied 2010 Dominus boasts an exceptional perfume of hoisin sauce, licorice, underbrush, forest floor, plums, black currants and jammy cherries intertwined with hints of cedar, baking spices and oak. Full-bodied and voluptuously textured, the 2010 is on a slightly faster evolutionary track than the 2009 (somewhat of an anomaly for these two vintages). This exquisite as well as prodigious 2010 can be drunk young, but it should age effortlessly for 20-25 years. Bravo!
Delivery to Storage from 26 Oct 2021

California 6x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,410.07
Dominus Estate 2013 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,185.67
2013

Dominus Estate 2013 (6x75cl)

Decanter (100)

A captivating bouquet of violets, lilac, black fruit, blood orange and meaty soil tones is striking for its extravagent range and amplitude; and on the palate, the wine is three-dimensional, sophisticatedly savoury, and massive but refined. Tod Mostero remarks that, having crafted the 2013 Dominus, he can die happy as a winemaker. Selection here was especially rigorous, as the team wanted to realise the vintage's unparalleled potential as fully as possible, so only 3,500 cases were produced. A special label commemorates the 30th anniversary of Dominus Estate.
Delivery to Storage from 7 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 1 100 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,185.67
Dominus Estate 2014 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,276.07
2014

Dominus Estate 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

The 2014s, where the production of Napanook was only 2,200 cases and Dominus slightly more than the 2015 at 4,000 cases, was another early harvest, although somewhat later than 2015. The 2014 Dominus, which is 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot really struts its stuff. Moueix’s belief in dry farming seems to be paying off with stronger and stronger vintages, each successive year, and the 2014 is a sexy, opulent, layered, multidimensional wine with notes of red and blackcurrant, cedar wood, tobacco leaf , spice box and licorice. The color is a dense plum/ruby/purple, much like the Napanook. This is a beauty that is already drinking gorgeously – as most 2014s are – and will continue to evolve for 25 or so years.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 5 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,276.07
Dominus Estate 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,978.07
2015

Dominus Estate 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Bottled in July 2017 and composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the Dominus 2015 Proprietary Red Wine leaps from the glass with notes of fresh wild blueberries, crushed blackberries and black currant juice with touches of wild thyme, underbrush, iron ore and aniseed with wafts of lavender and pencil lead. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has incredible energy and vivacity, with the firm, pixelated tannins and lively backbone skillfully framing the muscular fruit, finishing with wonderful length and depth.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

California 6x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,978.07
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Dominus 2005 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,235.00
2005

Dominus 2005 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

This blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot (note that rarely is any Merlot utilized at the historic Napanook Estate in Yountville). The alcohol, by California standards, is a relatively modest 14.1%. Blending the best of French savoir faire with the brilliant fruit purity and ripeness of Napa Valley, Moueix has turned in another tour de force that seems far superior today than it did when it was first released. This is one of the vintage’s greatest wines. Dense purple and youthful, with a glorious nose of earth, blackcurrants, sweet black cherries and incense, the oak is pushed way in the background, as it is in all of the Moueix wines, and the result is a wine of terroir, of great originality and authenticity. This full-bodied classic from Dominus can be drunk now, but really won’t hit its prime for another 4-5 years and last at least another two decades or more.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,235.00
Dominus 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,635.00
2016

Dominus 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

A blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot and 8% Cabernet Franc aged in 40% new oak, the 2016 Proprietary Red Wine is deep purple-black in color and quite reticent at this youthful stage to begin, offering up subtle notions of potpourri, Indian spices, cigar box and iron ore over a core of crushed blackberries and black cherries with intermittent wafts of black and red currants, new leather and smoked meats. The palate is medium to full-bodied with a densely packed mid-palate and oodles of freshness framed by very ripe, finely grained tannins and laced with compelling earthy accents. It offers incredible vibrancy with tons of black and red fruit sparkle in the mid-palate leading to a provocative mineral element on the very long finish. If I could give more than 100 for this one, I would.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

California 6x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,635.00
Dominus 2017 (1x300cl)
In Bond: £938.00
2017

Dominus 2017 (1x300cl)

Vinous (98+)

The 2017 Dominus is one of the truly epic, grand wines of the vintage. Rich, dense and explosive, with tremendous concentration and sheer power, the 2017 Dominus captures all the personality of this site along with the natural opulence of the year. Inky dark fruit, lavender, menthol, licorice, plum, gravel and a host of dark spice notes infuse the 2017 with seemingly endless layers of nuance. Over the last two years I have tasted several hundred Napa Valley Cabernets, both from barrel and bottle. There is no question that Dominus belongs among the elite in 2017; it is simply a breathtaking wine. Certainly readers looking for a Napa Valley Cabernet to cellar should put Dominus at the top of their lists.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

California 1x300cl 1 98+ (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £938.00
Dominus 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,073.00
2017

Dominus 2017 (6x75cl)

Vinous (98+)

The 2017 Dominus is one of the truly epic, grand wines of the vintage. Rich, dense and explosive, with tremendous concentration and sheer power, the 2017 Dominus captures all the personality of this site along with the natural opulence of the year. Inky dark fruit, lavender, menthol, licorice, plum, gravel and a host of dark spice notes infuse the 2017 with seemingly endless layers of nuance. Over the last two years I have tasted several hundred Napa Valley Cabernets, both from barrel and bottle. There is no question that Dominus belongs among the elite in 2017; it is simply a breathtaking wine. Certainly readers looking for a Napa Valley Cabernet to cellar should put Dominus at the top of their lists.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 10 98+ (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,073.00
Dominus 2018 (3x150cl)
In Bond: £1,942.00
2018

Dominus 2018 (3x150cl)
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

California 3x150cl 3 - In Bond: £1,942.00
Dominus 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,700.00
2018

Dominus 2018 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 10 - In Bond: £1,700.00
Dominus Estate 2004 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,450.00
2004

Dominus Estate 2004 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

Like so many 2004s, the 2004 Dominus is a full-bodied wine showing brilliantly at age ten, with loads of complex cedar, kirsch, Christmas fruitcake, black currants and spice box. It has a creamy, opulent texture, but remains light on its feet. This sexy wine is showing exceptionally well and is best drunk over the next 10-15 years. Not one of the longest-lived wines from Dominus, but it is certainly at a wonderful point in its evolution right now.
Original Wooden case 1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

California 6x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,450.00
Dominus Estate 2008 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,126.00
2008

Dominus Estate 2008 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (99)

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.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 2 99 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,126.00
Dominus Estate 2010 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,995.00
2010

Dominus Estate 2010 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Composed of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot, the stunning, full-bodied 2010 Dominus boasts an exceptional perfume of hoisin sauce, licorice, underbrush, forest floor, plums, black currants and jammy cherries intertwined with hints of cedar, baking spices and oak. Full-bodied and voluptuously textured, the 2010 is on a slightly faster evolutionary track than the 2009 (somewhat of an anomaly for these two vintages). This exquisite as well as prodigious 2010 can be drunk young, but it should age effortlessly for 20-25 years. Bravo!
Delivery to Storage from 26 Oct 2021

California 6x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,995.00
Dominus Estate 2013 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,808.00
2013

Dominus Estate 2013 (6x75cl)

Decanter (100)

A captivating bouquet of violets, lilac, black fruit, blood orange and meaty soil tones is striking for its extravagent range and amplitude; and on the palate, the wine is three-dimensional, sophisticatedly savoury, and massive but refined. Tod Mostero remarks that, having crafted the 2013 Dominus, he can die happy as a winemaker. Selection here was especially rigorous, as the team wanted to realise the vintage's unparalleled potential as fully as possible, so only 3,500 cases were produced. A special label commemorates the 30th anniversary of Dominus Estate.
Delivery to Storage from 7 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 1 100 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,808.00
Dominus Estate 2014 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,050.00
2014

Dominus Estate 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

The 2014s, where the production of Napanook was only 2,200 cases and Dominus slightly more than the 2015 at 4,000 cases, was another early harvest, although somewhat later than 2015. The 2014 Dominus, which is 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot really struts its stuff. Moueix’s belief in dry farming seems to be paying off with stronger and stronger vintages, each successive year, and the 2014 is a sexy, opulent, layered, multidimensional wine with notes of red and blackcurrant, cedar wood, tobacco leaf , spice box and licorice. The color is a dense plum/ruby/purple, much like the Napanook. This is a beauty that is already drinking gorgeously – as most 2014s are – and will continue to evolve for 25 or so years.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 5 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,050.00
Dominus Estate 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,635.00
2015

Dominus Estate 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Bottled in July 2017 and composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the Dominus 2015 Proprietary Red Wine leaps from the glass with notes of fresh wild blueberries, crushed blackberries and black currant juice with touches of wild thyme, underbrush, iron ore and aniseed with wafts of lavender and pencil lead. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has incredible energy and vivacity, with the firm, pixelated tannins and lively backbone skillfully framing the muscular fruit, finishing with wonderful length and depth.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

California 6x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,635.00

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