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2009 Dominus Estate

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2009 Dominus Estate from Dominus, Napa Valley

The year 2009 marked a victorious season for Dominus Estate, known for its exceptional Californian vintages. That year, Mother Nature proffered her bounty, casting perfect climatic conditions to craft an elegant creation – the 2009 Dominus Estate from Dominus. A wine that commands respect, it delivers a duet of power and finesse fit for even the most discerning fine wine investor.


A Palette of Perfect Conditions

2009 was an optimal year in the annals of Napa Valley's rich winemaking history. The weather played a symphony, with a chilly spring leading to a warm fall. As the harvest approached, the valley was graced with warm days and cool nights – the keys to ripening grapes to their full capacity, resulting in a powerful and concentrated yet harmonious vintage.


Monument to an Ideal Vintage

This exceptional vintage takes full advantage of a blend predominantly featuring Cabernet Sauvignon, buttressed with subtle touches of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The 2009 vintage painted a masterstroke with its well-integrated textures and nuanced complexity.

Steeped in the tradition of Bordeaux-style blends, the 2009 Dominus Estate is akin to opening Pandora's casket of opulence. Unveiling layer after layer, starting with ripe blackcurrant layered subtly under smoky notes, followed by nuances of leather and earthy spiciness.


An Opportunity for Astute Investors

Wine investment opportunities in fine wines from USA have seen steady growth given the region’s consistent quality production. Within this realm, the coveted 2009 Dominus Estate is one such treasure every fine wine connoisseur should covet. The remarkable vintage shows an impressive aging potential, promising to continue its symphony of flavours for the years to come.

The 2009 Dominus Estate from Dominus is more than merely a wine; it's a testament to nature's artistic prowess, a blend par excellence. It stands as a monument to the bounty of 2009, offering a unique investment opportunity in the expansive and vibrant landscape of American fine wines.

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The 2009 Dominus is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet colored, it rolls easily, sensuously out of the glass with evolving fruit notes of baked blackcurrants, plum preserves, mulberries and fruitcake plus underlying suggestions of charcuterie, camphor, chocolate-covered cherries and candied violets with just a touch of cast iron pan. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is an exercise in balance, with loads of emerging black fruit and earthy layers and a solid line of finely grained tannins, finishing very long with a perfumed lift.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 9 January 2020

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