(blended with 10% cabernet franc and 4% petit verdot): Good ruby-red
color, more saturated than the Napanook. Knockout floral lift to the
aromas of black raspberry, blueberry, blond tobacco, almond and mint.
Suave, savory and extremely precise, with penetrating flavors of dark
berries, licorice, minerals and cocoa powder. The petit verdot
component acts as an amplifier of aromas and flavors, notes winemaker
Tod Mostero, "like a good seasoning." Medicinal in a Bordeaux way. The
finishes shows outstanding length, noteworthy juiciness, and firm,
noble tannins. A great vintage for Dominus.
By Golubeva14105281, April 21, 2013
The coolness of mint, mineral tones, and muscular tannins
coalesce to create an otherworldly gustatory experience,
Fruit emerges after a while to remind the lucky taster about
Cabernet Sauvignon at its best.