Much like with Opus One, there was quite a break between the founding of the winery and the construction of the actual purpose built facility. In this case, we had to wait until 1997 to see the grandeur that is the Dominus Estate. Brilliantly constructed from terroir itself, the building is built with gabions, boxes constructed of wire, filled with basaltic rocks from nearby American Canyon. The result is a building that’s rugged, yet elegant, that rises from the valley floor resembling an artifact but serving, as many do, as a beacon. In this case, a beacon embodying a wine and its place.
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A Grand Beacon