Dominus Napa Valley Red 2014 - Toast Wines by Taste
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Dominus Napa Valley Red 2014
SKU: 21040

Dominus Napa Valley Red 2014

  • js98
  • jd97
  • v96+
  • we94
  • ws88

750ml
$240.99

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Category Red Blend
Varietals
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Dominus
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
Dominus 2014 offers cardamom and forest floor aromas with deep blue fruit, silky tannins in focused layers and a beautiful, long finish. We recommend decanting the wine prior to serving to allow it to develop its full potential. This is especially important when serving young Dominus wines.
James Suckling
  • js98

"Loads of dark tobacco aromas with blackcurrants and black olives. Boysenberries, too. Full to medium body, ultra-fine tannins and lots of flavors of smoke, dried roasted chillis, black truffles, mushrooms and fruit. Bright acidity on the finish. Sexy and subtle austerity. Alluring. Very approachable now but better in 2021. "

Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd97

Coming from their valley floor site in Yountville, the 2014 Dominus is a rich, concentrated red, especially in 2014. A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot, it sports a deep ruby/plum color as well as a ripe nose of blackcurrants, unsmoked tobacco, lead pencil, licorice and smoked earth. With a ripe, full-bodied, concentrated style, sweet tannin, and a great finish, it has some similarities to the 1990 and will evolve for three decades or more. There's 4,300 cases of this beauty.

December 29, 2017
Vinous
  • v96+

The 2014 Dominus is endowed with tons of depth, power and muscle. Black cherry, plum, smoke, menthol, licorice, chocolate, dried herbs and dark spices are all pushed forward. Deep, pliant and exquisitely layered, the 2014 possesses tons of concentration and mid-palate depth. Like so many wines in this vintage, the 2014 comes across as a hybrid of 2013 and 2012. I very much like the energy and focus in this wine. This is a fabulous wine in every way. With time in the glass, the flavors gain in brightness and focus. There is certainly much to look forward to.

Antonio Galloni, December 2016
Wine Enthusiast
  • we94

From the producer's Yountville estate, this blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc offers thyme, stone and black pepper flavors within a leathery texture. Concentrated and structured, it further shines with black currant and tobacco notes that give it a distinct herbal edge.

Virginie Boone
Wine Spectator
  • ws88

Intense, with a rustic mix of extracted dark berry, mocha, licorice and dried herb, ending chewy, with firm tannins and a rawness to the texture. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2018 through 2028.

James Laube, 2017

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