Since its inaugural vintage in 1983, the wines of Dominus Estate have been crafted in a traditional and terroir-driven style by the luminous Christian Moueix (also general manager of Petrus in Bordeaux). Moueix avoids irrigation, acidification, and the heavy usage of oak (18 months in French barrels, with only 1/3 new); techniques common amongst his Napa colleagues. The exceptional terroir together with his skillful viticulture and traditional winemaking techniques have repeatedly resulted in some of the most enjoyable Napa Cabs available and clearly place Dominus in the upper echelon of this genre.
Robert Parker: 92
"I have been fooled by this wine in blind tastings, mistaking it for a top Pomerol, although there is an insignificant percentage of Merlot in the blend. The complex bouquet of ripe, curranty fruit, coffee, and sweet black cherries has become increasingly complex and intense; full-bodied, opulent, and soft..." (Aug 1994)