1992 Dominus Proprietary Red Wine
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • WA 95
  • IWC 92

$149.94

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WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 1995
Production from the 124-acre Napanook Vineyard reached 6500 cases in 1992 and 10000 cases in 1994 a figure this winery has been building toward since the debut releases of 1983 and 1984. The 1992 Dominus is similar in... Production from the 124-acre Napanook Vineyard reached 6500 cases in 1992 and 10000 cases in 1994 a figure this winery has been building toward since the debut releases of 1983 and 1984. The 1992 Dominus is similar in style to the 1990. It exhibits an open knit opulent rich easy-going character with gorgeous levels of earthy cassis fruit intertwined with scents of herbs coffee and chocolate/mocha ice cream. Rich and full-bodied with thick viscous flavors and low acidity this is a forward exceptionally concentrated easy to understand Dominus that should drink well for 20 years. It appears that Christian Moueix has settled into an identifiable Dominus style (the lavish ripeness routinely achieved in northern California with the texture of a great Pomerol) since the 1990 vintage...
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 1999
Very deep red-ruby. Very complex aromas of raspberry licorice road tar lead pencil and mint; a faint vegetal nuance adds to its complexity. Fat supple sweet and mouthfilling but can't match the '94 for sheer substance... Very deep red-ruby. Very complex aromas of raspberry licorice road tar lead pencil and mint; a faint vegetal nuance adds to its complexity. Fat supple sweet and mouthfilling but can't match the '94 for sheer substance nuance or depth. Finishes powerful and very ripe with dusty substantial tannins and a hint of alcohol. This will age more on its tannins than on its rather soft acidity. 92 points
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 1992

Label

Known for its complexity and balance, Dominus demonstrates the potential of a wine produced on the exceptional terroir of the Napanook vineyard. Structured, seamless and perfectly integrated, this is an elegant wine that only improves with age. Bunches are hand-sorted, complemented by optical scanning to ensure only the highest quality grapes are used, gently pressed at low-pressure, and fermented in separate lots before resting in 100% French oak.

It is recommended to decant Dominus prior to serving, to allow it to develop its full potential, particularly when consuming young vintages.

Winery

Dominus

The story of Dominus started in the late 1960’s when Bordeaux winemaker Christian Moueix fell in love with Napa Valley and its wines. He discovered the historic Napanook Vineyard, one of the first vineyards planted in the Napa Valley, and in 1981 and entered into a partnership to develop it.

Becoming its sole owner in 1995, he chose the name “Dominus” or “Lord of the Estate”, to underscore his longstanding commitment to stewardship of the land. From this estate, Moueix produces two wines: the flagship “cult” red Dominus, and Napanook, a lively and youthful blend of Bordeaux varieties that is meant to be consumed more as an “every day” wine.

The estate is situated on the foothills of the Mayacamas range and enjoys a temperate climate. 103 acres are predominantly planted with Cabernet Sauvignon along with Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot on gravelly and clay loam soil. The estate practices sustainability and is at the forefront of preserving the environment.

The Dominus winery itself is noted for its one-of-a-kind construction, designed by visionary Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron. Constructed from gabions filled with basalt rocks, the unique design provides insulation from the heat and cold, while allowing natural light to filter through.