1985 Dominus Estate (95 pts) @dominusestatewinery 🍷 What

1985 Dominus Estate (95 pts) @dominusestatewinery 🍷 What

8/30/2021, 1:13:13 AM
1985 Dominus Estate (95 pts) @dominusestatewinery 🍷 What was the last wine where you thought wine critics missed the mark? ℹ️ The wine is 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot, all from Napanook Vineyard in Napa Valley, California. The wine spent ~18 months in French oak barrels with 20% new oak. The wine was bottle aged an additional 2 years before being released. 👁 Deep garnet color with a pale rim. It was not showing as much age as I would have thought for 36 years of age. 👃 Very Express on the nose showing a combination of ripe and dried black cherry, blackcurrant, and blackberry. Loads of development showing sweet tobacco, well-worn leather jacket, cedar, and forest floor. 👄 The palate is dry, medium+ acidity, moderate ripe, chewy tannins, well-balanced alcohol (13.4%), and medium+ body. This wine is on another level on the palate with a silky smooth texture, wonderfully seamless from beginning to end, and a long lingering finish. 🔔 Only the third vintage of Dominus Estate, firing on all cylinders at 36 years of age. 1985 Dominus is now at its peak, but it should hang here for another decade. This wine blew away the top Châteaux in 1985 in our tasting, but 1985 is a better vintage in Napa than Bordeaux. This wine didn't see much critical acclaim when initially reviewed. To be fair, the wine must have been very tightly wound in its youth. Stunning wine! 👏👏👏 #vin #lovewine #🍷 #wineterroir #wine #christianmoueix #dominus #dominusestate #cabernetsauvignon #merlot #bordeauxblend #napavalley #napa #napawine #napavalleywine

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