Dominus Estate 2000 | Wine.com

 

We have added the following products to your shopping cart from a previous visit:

    Dominus Estate 2000
    Bordeaux Red Blends - Napa Valley, California

    Ratings

    • ST90
    • WE90
    Price: $99.00
    Sold Out
    The 2009 vintage is available for $199.00
    Add To Cart
    Ships Fri, May 1
    Set New Arrival Alert

    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 90 Wine Enthusiast, 90 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.1%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 60436

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The First Vintage
    of the new millennium will be remembered for its fine quality. The 2000 vintage allows Christian Mouiex's Bordeaux-style of winemaking to shine through. This wine explodes in the mid-palate, with essences of spices and leather. The long, lingering finish displays a harmony of tobacco, coffee and fruit.

    This wine is a blend comprised of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot. We recommend decanting the wine prior to serving to allow it to develop its full potential.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Christian Mouiex lowered the price this year. The glut or the vintage? This Dominus is almost as good as the '99. It's not a lavish blockbuster, but the cassis and herb flavors are delicious, and well oaked. The prettiest part is the mouthfeel, all soft and velvety. Shows plenty of class and elegance.

    90 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Full red-ruby. Crystallized redcurrant, licorice, shoe polish, smoky oak and menthol on the nose. Dense, lush and sweet, but ultimately a Dominus of moderate size and scale. Fruit-driven flavors of redcurrant, black cherry and tobacco, with a hint of fresh herbs. Finishes with firm but fine tannins and a slight medicinal austerity. A stylish, rather Pauillac-like wine with lovely clarity of flavor. My sample had been poured into a decanter two hours before I tasted it and showed the benefits of aerating a very young cabernet-based wine. The same wine from a new bottle showed much more pungent green pepper and bay laurel aromas and a leaner texture.
    Rating: 90(+?)

    90 Points
    International Wine Cellar
    • Learn More About the Winery

    • Learn More About Bordeaux Red Blends

    • Learn More About Napa Valley, California

    Need help? Just call 1-800-592-5870

    WineShopper: Daily Deals up to 70% Off

    Visit Full Site | Feedback

    Copyright © 1999-2015 Wine.com, Inc. All rights reserved.
    Wine.com and logo are trademarks of Wine.com, Inc.