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2000 Dominus Estate

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2000 Dominus Estate from Dominus, Napa Valley, USA

The millennium vintage of the Dominus Estate from Dominus is a harmonious blend that encapsulates the majesty of Napa Valley in an unforgettable year. This compelling vintage is characteristic of the bold endeavours from Dominus throughout the years, poised towards achieving masterful precision in expressing the region's varietal diversity.


A New Millennium – A New Benchmark

Deeply hewn with lavish tannins and a balanced unity, the 2000 Dominus Estate seizes attention with its monumental structure and depth. The blend's bold expressions of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot subtly amplify the classic strength of Cabernet Sauvignon, creating emboldening complexity and structure in this epoch-defining vintage.

This expertly crafted wine walks an exceptional tightrope, balancing ineffable power with brooding elegance at every turn.


Napa Valley Expresses Its Extravagance

The subtle nuances of climate throughout this particular season has brought forth an extravagance of flavors in this American masterpiece. Reflecting on this fine offering from USA we can see the essence of a year abundantly blessed with both sun-drenched days and cooler evenings, which finely developed and preserved the tannic structure within the grapes.

Inherent hints of blackcurrant and ripe plum underpin this 2000 wine, elegantly entwined with threads of cedar, tobacco leaf and earthy nuances. The finish leaves a profound imprint; long, luscious and multilayered.

Final impressions reveal undertones of dark chocolate and spice which linger tantalisingly on your palate-a gustatory crescendo for an already immersive wine experience. This exquisite selection is evidence that 2000 Dominus Estate would prove a rewarding addition to any discerning wine investment portfolio.


In Vino Veritas

The world of fine wines has been irrevocably enriched by creations like the 2000 Dominus Estate from Dominus. This vintage stands side-by-side with its fellow vintages, not outshining but enhancing and projecting the estate's legacy of consistent finesse. Investing in such remarkable expressions of terroir is akin to investing in liquid art; a testament to the boundless beauty that stems from harmoniously harnessed nature.

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There are 6,500 cases of the 2000 Dominus (a blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, and 3% Petit Verdot). It is a medium-bodied, tightly-knit offering displaying more complex aromatics than the score might suggest. Notes of cedar, saddle leather, tapenade, dried herbs, coffee, and sweet cherries and plums are present in the impressive aromatics. In the mouth, it is compact and medium-bodied. Austere/astringent tannin in the finish held my score down. Some improvement will occur with aging, but I do not see the generosity or wealth of fruit and concentration necessary to balance out the tannic structure. Anticipated maturity: now-2012. Tel. (707) 944-8954; Fax (707) 944-0547

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 22 December 2003

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