dominus, napa valley 2013
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
100

2013 dominus, napa valley

Why We're Buying

Dominus is American wine at its best. The genre-defining Bordeaux-style red blend has earned nine 100-point ratings from critics, with Jeb Dunnuck praising it as "a flawless, perfect wine" and James Suckling calling it "a wine to age for a lifetime." Opportunities to invest in Dominus are rare, with the estate only releasing 3,000 cases or so per year. Investors who were lucky enough to snag a bottle saw a 35.6% return on investment from 2017 to 2021.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
100

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2013 Dominus is, to my way of thinking, one of the most profound wines Christian Moueix has yet made in his rather brilliant winemaking history, both in France and in Napa Valley. This wine, with very low yields of only 3,500 cases and a final blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc, offers up notes of cedar wood, forest floor, loamy soil and oodles of blackberry and blackcurrant fruit. Very opaque purple in color, super-pure and intense, this wine has low acidity, but ripe, noticeable tannins. This is a 30- to 40-year wine and a profound effort from this famous vineyard in Yountville. Drink it over the next 40+ years.