Dominus 2018 3L

Dominus 2018 3L

Region: Yountville, Napa Valley

Blend: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot



The Dominus 2018 is an exemplary wine that showcases a perfect balance and a remarkable depth of flavors. On the palate, it presents a symphony of sensations that are harmoniously intertwined. The wine's sweet blue fruit notes captivate the senses, while delicate hints of jasmine and cardamom add an enticing aromatic complexity. Layers of plum and caramel further contribute to its rich and indulgent character. The wine's finishing taste is extraordinary, with a long-lasting impression that gracefully lingers on the palate. It exhibits a lift and acceleration, leaving a lasting and memorable impact. In terms of color, it displays an alluring hue that hints at its concentration and depth. The Dominus 2018 is a testament to the winery's commitment to crafting exceptional wines that epitomize elegance and finesse.

Robert Parker - 99+ Points

"Very deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Dominus slowly emerges from the glass with profound notes of blackcurrant cordial, ripe black plums, boysenberries and Black Forest cake with hints of violets, star anise, cracked black pepper, raspberry leaves and pencil lead, plus a touch of garrigue. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers impactful black fruit layers, creating a beguiling sense of richness that is beautifully countered by invigorating freshness and great poise, framed by super ripe, plush tannins and beautiful tension, finishing on a lingering fragrant earth note and, finally, lots of mineral sparks. For all that it is at the moment, one cannot help but feel that this 2018 is holding something back. Give it a good five years in bottle, at least, and then get set for what I suspect will be a mind-blowing transformation over the next 30 years+."

Antonio Galloni - 98 Points

"The 2018 Dominus has really shut down over the last year. I underestimated its imposing structure and density, both of which are on fully display today. The 2018 is a potent Dominus endowed with superb depth and tons of vertical explosive energy allied to a feeling of elegance that becomes increasingly apparent over time. Dark fruit, spice and a whole range of earthy, savory notes add layers of complexity. Superb."