2007 Dominus Estate Proprietary Red - 98+ pts - 750ml

2007 Dominus Estate Proprietary Red - 98+ pts - 750ml

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2007 Dominus Estate Proprietary Red - 98 pts!

We are committed to making a balanced wine of exceptional quality, which, through clear vision, intellectual rigor and unceasing effort, express the characteristics of the terroir. 

At Dominus Estate, we combine centuries-old traditions of grapegrowing and winemaking with innovative practices to transform the highest quality of grapes into fine wines with a great potential for aging. 

Our respect for the land and history of this place underlies our role as caretakers of the vineyard and our commitment to conveying a property that is improved for future generations. 

    


Product Details

Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 2007
Rating 98+ RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Dominus
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 98+ RP - The 2008 Dominus may eclipse the 2007, but it may just be a matter of style. The 2007 Dominus, the quintessential model of haute couture, is pure elegance exhibiting a seamless integration of wood, tannin, alcohol and acidity as well as a complex bouquet of cedar, new saddle leather, sweet kirsch, black currant and plum fruit and a notion of licorice. This estate, owned by Christian Moueix, includes the famed Napanook Vineyard that was the base of so many of the historic Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignons of the 1950s and 1960s. Interestingly, they have completely eliminated Merlot from the bottling. The 2007 Dominus is a 5,400-case blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. There are 4,200 cases of the 2008 Dominus which is composed of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. Lower yields resulted in a denser, more concentrated wine. The remarkable thing about these cuvees is that they smell like a hypothetical blend of a top Napa Cabernet Sauvignon and a serious Bordeaux, possibly a cross blend of a Pomerol and Pauillac. Both wines possess silky sweet tannins, which is the big difference between Dominus post-1990 and the first seven vintages, where the tannin content was relatively high. About 40% new oak is used in their upbringing.RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 2007
Rating 98+ RP
Barrels
French Oak 
Style
Bordeaux Blend
Owners
Christian Moueix
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Dominus
Winemaker
Christian Moueix
Production
5,000 cases (approx)

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