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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.

1984 Dominus Estate

Top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

RP  92   

1990 Dominus Estate

Light capsule condition issue; lightly depressed cork; label condition issue

RP  95   
ST  93   
WS  91   
3 available
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1996 Dominus Estate

Light label condition issue

RP  95   
ST  93   
WS  92   

2007 Dominus Estate

Capsule condition issue; exposed cork

RP  98   
WE  97   
ST  92-95   

2008 Dominus Estate

Heavy label condition issue

RP  99   
JS  95   
WS  94   
WE  92   
ST  91+    

2009 Dominus Estate

WA  97+    
ST  95   
WS  93   
2 available
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2009 Dominus Estate

Light label condition issue

WA  97+    
ST  95   
WS  93   
2 available
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2009 Dominus Estate

WA  97+    
ST  95   
WS  93   
2 available
Bid *

2009 Dominus Estate

WA  97+    
ST  95   
WS  93   
2 available
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2009 Dominus Estate

Light capsule condition issue; lightly elevated cork

WA  97+    
ST  95   
WS  93   

2009 Dominus Estate

Light capsule condition issue

WA  97+    
ST  95   
WS  93   

2012 Dominus Estate

RP  99   
JS  98   
VN  97+    
WE  95   
WS  94   

2012 Dominus Estate

RP  99   
JS  98   
VN  97+    
WE  95   
WS  94   

2012 Dominus Estate

Light label condition issue

RP  99   
JS  98   
VN  97+    
WE  95   
WS  94   

2013 Dominus Estate

RP  100   
VN  100   
JS  100   
WS  92   

2015 Dominus Estate

1.5ltr

Lightly elevated cork; light signs of past seepage; light label condition issue

WA  100   
VN  97   

2015 Dominus Estate

1.5ltr

Light capsule condition issue; light signs of past seepage

WA  100   
VN  97   

2016 Dominus Estate

WA  100   
JS  98   
JD  98+    
VN  97   
6 available
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2016 Dominus Estate

Light label condition issue

WA  100   
JS  98   
JD  98+    
VN  97   
3 available
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2018 Dominus Estate

JD  100   
VN  97   
WS  #1 of 2021   
6 available
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2018 Dominus Estate

JD  100   
VN  97   
WS  #1 of 2021   
3 available
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2018 Dominus Estate

JD  100   
VN  97   
WS  #1 of 2021   
3 available
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2018 Dominus Estate

JD  100   
VN  97   
WS  #1 of 2021   
2 available
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2018 Dominus Estate

JD  100   
VN  97   
WS  #1 of 2021   
2 available
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2018 Dominus Estate

Light label condition issue

JD  100   
VN  97   
WS  #1 of 2021