Red

2005 Dominus Estate

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 173

  • the player Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 10, 2020 - Drank from magnum. Decanted and aerated for 3 hours then drank over 3 hours with friends. Jammy raspberries, blackberries and sweet spices on the nose fully and opulently reflected on the palate. Very elegant yet powerful wine, solid structure and body and a long beautiful finish with tannins fully covered by the rich fruit. Delicious hedonism.

  • KenK Likes this wine: 95 points

    January 10, 2020 - Impressive showing in 12 vintage vertical. Big bold dark fruits with edgy spices and nice firm acid cut creating both beautiful black fruits with an added layer of complexity and length. Still see upside. These wines clearly age very well.

  • Burgundy Al wrote: 94 points

    January 9, 2020 - Dominus Dinner (Formento's - Chicago IL): Savory black fruit is ripe but perfectly balanced and ever-so-elegant. Good power, very good length with a finessed, spiced, charming finish. Great nose, very good palate. So good now through the next decade.

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  • Vino Me wrote: 93 points

    December 31, 2019 - Opened by Steve. Decanted 2 hours before drinking. Deep purple color. Aromas of Christmas dives. Notes of mushrooms, evergreen and oak shavings. Dryer tannins. 93 points

  • JonnyG Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 15, 2019 - A Second London Pre-Holiday Celebration (67 Pall Mall): Served double blind, in what was meant to be a Bordeaux flight, and it was easily called out as New World. Pretty well evolved at this stage, with a huge mouth feel, loads of ripe cherry flavor, a touch of coffee and fine-grained tannins.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Vintage Retrospective: 2005 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (May 2016), 5/1/2016 (link)

    (Dominus Red Wine Napa) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By John Szabo, MS
    7/8/2009 (link)

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  • By David Lawrason
    2/26/2009 (link)

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  • By David Lawrason
    2/26/2009 (link)

    (Dominus, Napa Valley, Estate Btld. red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/31/2008 (link) 93 points

    (Dominus Estate) Bubbling cassis, cherry, red fruit nose; tasty cassis with depth, young but impressive; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Dominus
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Estate
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Codes 636595102753, 636595105754, 636595106751, 636595107758, 636595115753, 636595212759

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 33 (0%)
  • In Cellars 6,890 (70%)
  • Consumed 2,878 (29%)

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rack of lamb, Steak

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97% Like It  74 votes

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