Dominus is one of the greats.  The same owners as Petrus in Bordeaux, they make what is generally believed to be the most Bordeaux styled wine in Napa.  But it is also something of California with sunshine and ripeness.  This bottle had been decanted for a couple of hours.  Deep purple in color.  The nose has cassis, black cherries, cigar box and slight earthiness.  On the palate, this has light tannins.  Cassis is prominent with underlying earthiness.  Tight layers that unwind in the glass.  This needs another five years at least to peak but is enjoyable now.  It should last another twenty years easily.  Drinks great on its own and will work well with roasted duck or a grilled steak.  Plenty of upside, this will score a 100 someday.  

Grade: 
A+
Score: 
98
Vintage: 
2010
Current Price: 
$260.00USD

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