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.

 

List Grid

10 Products

Prices: In Bond Inc. VAT
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Dominus 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,554.47
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.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

California 6x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,554.47
Dominus 2017 (3x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,188.47
2017

Dominus 2017 (3x150cl)

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 8 Sep 2021

California 3x150cl 1 98+ (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,188.47
Dominus 2018 (3x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,308.07
2018

Dominus 2018 (3x150cl)
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

California 3x150cl 3 - Inc. VAT: £2,308.07
Dominus 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,727.27
2018

Dominus 2018 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

California 6x75cl 2 - Inc. VAT: £1,727.27
Dominus Estate 2001 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,068.07
2001

Dominus Estate 2001 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

A brilliant showing for Christian Moueix’s well-known Napanook Vineyard, the 2001 Dominus is a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot. A classic in the making, this is a flawless, seamless example of elegant, complex Napa Cabernet Sauvignon that possesses a Bordeaux-like personality. This gorgeous, sexy, opulent, dense ruby/purple-colored wine reveals sweet caramel, mocha, creme de cassis and kirsch notes intermixed with a hint of espresso roast as well as underbrush. Ripe, long and full-bodied with well-integrated tannin, acidity, alcohol and wood, this prodigious 2001 is drinkable now and over the next 25+ years given this estate’s longevity track record. A virtually perfect wine, it is one of the most complex 2001s at present.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

California 6x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,068.07
Dominus Estate 2003 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,242.47
2003

Dominus Estate 2003 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

The 2003 Dominus is a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot (14.1% alcohol). Remarkably, it is the 20th vintage for Christian Moueix. Always a Bordeaux-inspired wine with restraint yet substance as well as a textured richness, the 2003 exhibits a deep plum/ruby/purple color, a creamy, opulent texture, no hard edges, and a wonderful sweetness of foresty, black currant and cherry fruit mixed with underbrush and hints of Chinese black tea. Well-proportioned and full-bodied, yet never over-stated or out of balance, this is another beauty from Moueix. Drink it over the next 15+ years.
Delivery to Storage from 24 Aug 2021

California 6x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,242.47
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 2010 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,858.07
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 8 Sep 2021

California 6x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,858.07
Dominus Estate 2014 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,236.47
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 8 Sep 2021

California 6x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,236.47
Dominus Estate 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,738.07
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: £1,738.07
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Dominus 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,282.00
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.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

California 6x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,282.00
Dominus 2017 (3x150cl)
In Bond: £977.00
2017

Dominus 2017 (3x150cl)

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 8 Sep 2021

California 3x150cl 1 98+ (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £977.00
Dominus 2018 (3x150cl)
In Bond: £1,910.00
2018

Dominus 2018 (3x150cl)
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

California 3x150cl 3 - In Bond: £1,910.00
Dominus 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,426.00
2018

Dominus 2018 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

California 6x75cl 2 - In Bond: £1,426.00
Dominus Estate 2001 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,710.00
2001

Dominus Estate 2001 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

A brilliant showing for Christian Moueix’s well-known Napanook Vineyard, the 2001 Dominus is a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot. A classic in the making, this is a flawless, seamless example of elegant, complex Napa Cabernet Sauvignon that possesses a Bordeaux-like personality. This gorgeous, sexy, opulent, dense ruby/purple-colored wine reveals sweet caramel, mocha, creme de cassis and kirsch notes intermixed with a hint of espresso roast as well as underbrush. Ripe, long and full-bodied with well-integrated tannin, acidity, alcohol and wood, this prodigious 2001 is drinkable now and over the next 25+ years given this estate’s longevity track record. A virtually perfect wine, it is one of the most complex 2001s at present.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

California 6x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,710.00
Dominus Estate 2003 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,022.00
2003

Dominus Estate 2003 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

The 2003 Dominus is a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot (14.1% alcohol). Remarkably, it is the 20th vintage for Christian Moueix. Always a Bordeaux-inspired wine with restraint yet substance as well as a textured richness, the 2003 exhibits a deep plum/ruby/purple color, a creamy, opulent texture, no hard edges, and a wonderful sweetness of foresty, black currant and cherry fruit mixed with underbrush and hints of Chinese black tea. Well-proportioned and full-bodied, yet never over-stated or out of balance, this is another beauty from Moueix. Drink it over the next 15+ years.
Delivery to Storage from 24 Aug 2021

California 6x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,022.00
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 2010 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,535.00
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 8 Sep 2021

California 6x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,535.00
Dominus Estate 2014 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,017.00
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 8 Sep 2021

California 6x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,017.00
Dominus Estate 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,435.00
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: £1,435.00

List Grid

10 Products

Live Chat with a Cru Advisor
X
We use cookies. Read more