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2018 Dominus Estate

ITEM 8056939 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased at retail

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
kezha 6 $500 $3,000
6 $500
Item Sold Amount Date
I8286451 2 $395 Jun 26, 2022
I8200297 1 $460 May 1, 2022
I8147628 1 $510 Mar 20, 2022
I8135102 1 $510 Mar 13, 2022
I8129496 3 $550 Mar 6, 2022
I8129192 1 $550 Mar 6, 2022
I8102963 4 $510 Jan 30, 2022
I8102243 4 $500 Jan 30, 2022
I8097063 2 $550 Jan 23, 2022
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RATINGS

100Jeb Dunnuck

...darker currants, green tobacco, cedar, graphite, and floral aromas and flavors...gorgeous wine is full-bodied and has bright yet integrated acidity, polished tannins, and a great, great finish...gorgeously put together and a magical, flawless wine.

97Vinous / IWC

Lifted aromatics make a strong opening impression... Dark raspberry, spice, leather and cedar...

#1 of 2021Wine Spectator Top 100

...notes of cassis, plum reduction and blackberry puree allied to an iron spine, while subtle alder, juniper, sweet bay leaf and tobacco notes peek in throughout. Very fine-grained, but impressively sturdy in feel...

PRODUCER

Dominus Estate

Dominus Estate is a California classic producer with a French winemaking pedigree. Founded and owned by Christian Moueix, whose family owns the legendary Chateau Petrus in Pomerol, France, Dominus Estate wines are shaped by Moueix’s education at the famed UC Davis viticulture and enology programs. Located in Yountville, CA in the Napa Valley AVA, Dominus Estate began in 1982 as a partnership between Moueix and the owners of Napanook Vineyard, Robin Lail and Marcia Daniel Smith, who were themselves the daughters of John Daniel Jr. Daniel was for many years owner of the much-admired Inglenook winery in Napa Valley. With an eye for classically styled wines embodying the Napa Valley, Moueix began producing Dominus Estates wines formally in 1984 and became the sole proprietor for both Dominus Estate and Napanook in 1995. Like other cult classic producers such as Opus One, Dominus was from the start an enterprise combining traditional Bordeaux winemaking techniques with Napa Valley terroir. One of the ways this was achieved is by utilizing the Napanook property itself, originally planted in the late 1850s when George Yount first began planting vines in Napa Valley. Today the winery is run by a team of French winemakers, and the wines are noted for, as wine critic Robert M. Parker Jr. has written, “their unmistakably French personality.” In addition to Dominus Estate, Moueix himself continues to oversee production for Pomerol’s Château La Fleur-Pétrus . Reflecting a traditionally Bordeaux makeup of varietals, the vineyards are planted to 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. Some 85,000 bottles are produced annually. The estate’s second wine is Napanook to honor the land the estate was founded on. Buy Dominus Estate wine on WineBid today.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, Yountville

Yountville AVA is just west of Stags Leap and north of Oak Knoll. It is centered around the town of Yountville, named for George Yountville, who planted the area’s first vineyard in 1836. The district received appellation status in 1999 and it includes 4,000 vineyard acres. It is known for tannic Cabernet Sauvignon that has a reputation for aging well. Dominus Estate, formerly Napanook Vineyard, is one of the most prestigious producers in Yountville, and in all of Napa Valley.