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Dominus 2012 United States  California  Napa Valley Red Wine  Red Blend 26087 18281 750ml
Product ID: 26087
Region: United States, California, Napa Valley
Varietal: Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Type: Red Wine, Red Blend
Vintage: 2012
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 14.5
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"The Dominus 2012 exemplifies the finest qualities of Cabernet Sauvignon from an ideal vintage. The intriguing nose offers a depth of aromas including lavender, Asian spices and cedar. Soft, supple tannins buoy layers of dark earth and cocoa. The wine is racy yet refined with a long elegant finish." —winemaker

Blend: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot

Wine Anthology review:
If you purchase any single vintage of Dominus, make it the 2012! From a growing season described as "perfect" by the winery, the 2012 Dominus benefited from picture-perfect spring rainfall and slow, even heat in the summer for uniform ripening. Moueix's philosophy is thoroughly hands-off: no irrigation, no acidification, and no reverse osmosis treatment. What you get is an utterly pure expression of this esteemed vineyard.
"Flirting with perfection, the 2012 Dominus is composed of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Five thousand cases were produced, a relatively modest amount from this large vineyard's big crop. Christian Moueix told me that there was plenty of heat in 2012, but there were no excessive hot spells that can plague Napa Valley vintners during the growing season and harvest. This wine's opaque plum/purple color is accompanied by a beautiful nose of sweet crème de cassis, a touch of background oak (only 40% new oak is used), spice box, cedarwood, black cherries and a hint of spring flowers. The complex, intense aromatics are followed by a deep, opulent, multidimensional, full-bodied wine with not a hard edge to be found. Everything is seamlessly crafted in this beauty and the vintage's abundant richness is well-displayed. This 2012 can be drunk in its exuberant youthfulness or cellared for another 20-25 years." —Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

"Fabulous purity and clarity of fruit. Blackcurrants, blackberries and violets. Full body, big soft tannins and a chocolate, hazelnut and dark fruit character. Some hot stones. Fruit at the finish. Ripe and velvety finish. Better in 2020 but delicious to drink now. Wonderful Dominus." —James Suckling

"A towering, majestic wine, the 2012 Dominus is a real stunner. Opulent and intense, yet backed up by a classic expression of acidity and tannin, the 2012 hits the palate with considerable richness. Graphite, dark red and black stone fruits, tobacco and incense soar from the glass as this voluptuous Cabernet Sauvignon shows off its irresistible sexy personality. Expressive floral notes add lift on the finish. The 2012 has become a bit more tender than it was last year, which is excellent news for Dominus fans, especially with super powerful 2013s lurking right around the corner. Drinking window: 2020-2040." —Antonio Galloni, Vinous

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