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2011 Dominus Estate

By Dominus

2011 Dominus Estate by Dominus, Napa Valley

A harmonious reflection of a moment in vinicultural history of Napa Valley, showcasing this region's prowess in the creation of fine wines from USA, 2011 Dominus Estate from Dominus stands as a sterling example. Boasting copious intensity and admirable complexity, this vintage was curated during one of the most challenging seasons for Napa valley, putting its charm on a high pedestal for wine investors.

 

Gracious even in adversity

The wet year of 2011 saw one of the coolest growing seasons on record for Napa Valley which made it challenging for winemakers. However, in face of these trials, the 2011 Dominus Estate from Dominus flourished, its maturity and composure emerging in enticing layers of fruit flavors and well-integrated tannins.

This Cabernet-dominant Bordeaux blend defies the difficult conditions manifesting an enchanting concoction of dark red berries framed with graphite and cedar, lending unmistakably deep flavors and whispering its luxurious lineage.

 

An exemplary offering

The 2011 Dominus Estate echoes pure excellence and demonstrates why Dominus is revered as one of the finest wine creators in the incredible Napa Valley. The protracted cool season resulted in a lengthy hang time for their carefully nurtured grapes which provided depth and complexity to the final brew.

After decanting it unravels into spectacular plumes of black currant, unsweetened cocoa dust and dried herby undergrowths, showing off a restrained power that draws you into its core. Incredibly captivating with an assured longevity to boot.

Enriching the history of fine wines from USA, 2011 Domninus Estate from Dominus should be seen as a standard-bearer, intricately laden with the sophisticated constitution that appreciators of superior wines respect and search for.

 

In vino, veritas

The 2011 Dominus Estate, ever so subtly demonstrates that in wine, there is truth - revealing not only the hand of its diligent creator but also the spirit and tenacity of the terroir from which it was born in the chills of 2011. Consider this wine an investable piece of California's enchanting vinicultura tapestry.

Market price (SGD)

$2,890.00

12x75cl

Highest score

89

POP score

192.22

Scores and tasting notes

89

The 2011 Dominus, which had the misfortunate to follow the virtually perfect 2010, is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc (5,000 cases produced). The late harvest began on October 15 and finished on October 24. This is an elegant Dominus with good opulence, a deep plum/garnet color, and notes of tobacco leaf, forest floor, underbrush, red and blackcurrants, plum sauce and Asian soy. Medium to full-bodied on the attack and mid-palate, it falls off slightly in the mouth (a characteristic of the 2011 vintage). It should be fully mature in another year or two, and last for 10-12 years. It is undoubtedly a success in this challenging vintage.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 30 October 2014

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