NAPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA 2017
From one of the wine world's greatest visionaries, Dominus needs no introduction, and today we are offering first access at the 98+ point 2017 release to our Concierge customers. Christian Moueix, whose name is synonymous with the most legendary names of the right bank (including Château Petrus), has done it again with his 2017 Dominus, which Vinous Media’s Antonio Galloni calls “one of the truly epic, grand wines of the vintage” and Jeb Dunnuck notes as "Château Lafite-like." Simply put, if you collect Napa Valley Cabernet, this one should be at the top of your list.
With his first vintage of Dominus produced in 1983, to his most recent release, Christian Moueix's commitment to producing elegant, age-worthy wines is unwavering. In a region where heat can ripen the fruit all too quickly, meticulous care in the vineyard is a necessity to craft wines of balance and restraint. Dry farming coaxes the vine's roots to search deeper in the earth for a water source, key to expressing terroir. The vines struggle, but the fruit that is produced has no equal—a fact showcased in each Dominus vintage release.
Grown on volcanic soil, at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains in the Yountville Appellation of Napa, the 2017 Dominus is "88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, aged in 40% new French oak barrels. Very deep purple-black in color, it sashays nonchalantly out of the glass with graceful notions of potpourri, forest floor, crushed rocks, Ceylon tea and licorice with a core of black currant cordial, chocolate-covered cherries, mulberries and preserved plums plus a waft of garrigue. Full-bodied, the palate has a beautifully impactful, wonderfully quiet intensity of black and blue fruits with loads of floral and spicy sparks, framed by firm yet plush tannins, finishing with long-lasting earthy notes" (Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate). Undeniably one of the Napa Cabernets of the vintage (if not the Napa Cabernet of the vintage), Dominus is in a category all its own. Don't miss this chance to secure your order before the wine hits stores!
*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Fall 2020. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in IL, LA, MO, NM, NY, TN, or WI. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Sunday, May 24, 2020.