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.