Dominus 2016

Dominus 2016

Region: Yountville, Napa Valley

Blend: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 8% Petit Verdot



The 2016 Dominus is a vinous masterpiece that unfolds in the glass with a deep, garnet color, hinting at the richness within. The nose is a symphony of aromas, with deep forest berries taking center stage, accompanied by the invigorating notes of juniper and truffle. This vintage exudes a restrained and compact elegance, setting the stage for a wine of remarkable complexity. The palate is a tightly woven tapestry, promising the revelation of fine tannins, earthy undertones, and the subtle allure of lavender and dark chocolate. Each sip is a journey through layers of flavors that showcase the wine's impeccable structure and depth. As the experience unfolds, the finish is a lingering testament to the age-worthy nature of Dominus 2016, leaving an enduring taste that hints at the promise of continued evolution and refinement over many years.

Robert Parker - 100 Points

"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. To be released in May 2019."

Antonio Galloni - 97 Points

"The 2016 Dominus is a dark, somber wine. I don't quite see the explosive energy of the 2013 or 2010, not the seductiveness of the 2012, but the 2016 has a distinct charm that is all its own. Quite frankly, I can't remember a young Dominus with this combination of fruit density, freshness and polished tannins. A huge center of fruit emerge with time in the glass in a big, large-scaled Dominus that should provide readers with a long drinking window of pure pleasure once some of the baby fat wears off."