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1994 Dominus Estate Red Wine Napa Valley
4.84 average rating 13 ratingsrate it
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About Dominus Estate

Christian Mouiex's orgins are in Bordeaux. During his time at UC Davis, however, Mouiex fell in love with the Napa Valley. It was to be a lasting love, which flowered into Dominus, his California outpost.

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1994 Dominus Estate Red Wine Napa Valley

Producer: Dominus Estate
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Bordeaux Blend
Origin: California
Region: Napa

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97 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 1999

Saturated deep red-ruby. Knockout nose combines currant, Cuban tobacco, earth, tar, bacon fat, cedar, leather and game; conveys an impression of totally ripe, almost roasted fruit. Lush and sweet; already offers extraordinary inner-mouth flavor and great depth. One of those rare wines that too big for the mouth. Finishes with great velvety texture and magical persistence. Mouthdusting, building tannins coat the entire palate.

99 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Top Notch New World Wine
08/11/2006
by Allen12071410
Had 12-31-99 and the wine just exploded in red currant with complex notes anise, warm chocalate, mushroom and cofee.By far the best incarnation of Dominus. Scored #2 on 2000 celebration tasting including Bordeaux's. A Bordeaux won with 60 tasters.
There's hope for the New World
08/07/2005
by WT in Ann Arbor
Wow! A friend opened a bottle for us with dinner last night. While I usually favor French and Italian reds, this wine stands up to the best. Powerful yet elegant, and perfectly balanced. Earthy leather and tobacco notes surround still intact dark red fruit. It will be interesting to see where it goes over the next 5-10 years. I hope I'm fortunate enough to try it again someday.
Amazing Bottle of Wine
02/01/2005
by Cardsandwine
1/05: An extrodinary wine. If it were a blind tasting I would have thought I was drinking a Bordeaux from a great vintage. The wine exhibits the essence of terroir. Rich, lush, smooth, complexe, dense, it has it all with a finish that lasts for 30+ seconds. I can’t wait to open another next bottle.

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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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