Dominus Estate

(707) 944-8954 2570 Napa Nook Road
Yountville, CA 94599
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Dominus Estate is owned by Christian Moueix from Libourne, France. His goal, supported by the team at the winery, is to produce great wine representing the unique terroir of the Napanook vineyard. Our philosophy is very traditional—that is, in order to produce great wine we need the best possible grapes. Therefore, we concentrate our efforts in the vineyard. The vines are meticulously manicured—we believe in crop-thinning, "nettoyage," washing the grapes, and other labor-intensive activities. During each visit to California, Christian Moueix spends most of his time in the vineyard, not only because he loves it, but also to better understand the natural expression of the vintage. Following the maturation of the clusters allows us to harvest the grapes under the best conditions. When the fruit enters the cellar after harvest, it follows a natural process of fermentation with few interventions. Our approach is that of a minimalist's. Following fermentation, the wine is blended in a manner that expresses Read more »

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  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Petit Verdot

    History of the grape: It is thought Petit Verdot (“little green one”) predates Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, as far...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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  • Interestingly, found a Montebello edged out a Dunn from the same mature vintage recently, though both could've been WOTN, with very tough competition from the Musigny. Two meals, one seafood and white, the 2nd red meat and red wine. Every single bottle gets my *buy* recommendation. Interestingly, was down in the tropics just north of the equator... Read More

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  • Which Cab Sav's are REALLY good right of the bat (upon release from the winery) and even better after 5 years?  Read More

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  • For a marketplace perspective, here's a recent offering from BPWine. FWIW, their prices tend to be quite competitive. Hopefully their tabular formatting translates to Snooth-speak... Abreu Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain -- 2008  (3)WA96+   $335.00  Abreu Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain -- 2009  (3)WA98   $375.00  Abreu Cabernet Sauvigno... Read More

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  • VV, I would top your list with Ghost Horse Spectre which releases @ $2,750. Screagle gets flipped higher but sells to mailing list for around $1,000.Can I start another category? Some of my lists belong hereUp and comers/new kids on the block no more than three vintages releasedRoy Piper Memento MoriBecklynMending Wall Then there is the ultra ex... Read More

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  • OT, how do you place Insignia or Dominus or Mayacamas or Heitz Martha's or others from Napa's storied past? I was a bit surprised to see Montelena in the list below. Do we want to track specific winemakers and consultants?   So here're excerpts from the Wikipedia page on cult wines. Are these the definitions we want? Cult wines are those for whi... Read More

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  • It's interesting that a few new topics have popped up recently (Experiencing Cabernet Franc for one) and that my wife Sandra just today handed me an article by Dave McIntyre she cut out of a Washington Post newspaper dated 25 March 2015.  I'm starting this new topic based on this article "The wine cost four digits.  And the taste?" regarding the... Read More

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  • I am a life long wine enthusiast with a preference for Bordeaux, particularly if consumed at maturity. I do enjoy wines from other parts of the world but find I like the ones that have a claret style best. I dislike CA/domestic  fruit bombs that seem so prevalent and popular in the U S.My bias toward Bordeaux was probably set when a friend of mi... Read More

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  • OK, just had to spew my cajun dirty rice with Rosso di Montepulciano out my nose when I saw this price list from HDH. Several items here literally were my dailies last decade and the one before it (Caymus, Shafer, Far Niente, Blackbird, Araujo, Verite, Aubert, Hanzell, DuMol, even Dominus--the only ones not particuarly were the Bryant and the Ha... Read More

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  • Dominus 1994


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