NAPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA 2018
From one of the wine world's greatest visionaries, Dominus needs no introduction, and today we are offering our Concierge customers first access to the thrilling 100-point 2018 release. Christian Moueix, whose name is synonymous with the most legendary names of the right bank (including Château Petrus), has done it again with his 2018 Dominus, which critic Jeb Dunnuck calls “as good as it gets in classic, age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon!” 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 2018 Dominus "slowly emerges from the glass with profound notes of blackcurrant cordial, ripe black plums, boysenberries and Black Forest cake with hints of violets, star anise, cracked black pepper, raspberry leaves and pencil lead, plus a touch of garrigue...creating a beguiling sense of richness that is beautifully countered by invigorating freshness and great poise, framed by super ripe, plush tannins and beautiful tension, finishing on a lingering fragrant earth note and, finally, lots of mineral sparks...give it a good five years in bottle, at least, and then get set for what I suspect will be a mindblowing transformation over the next 30 years+" (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 2021. 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 CO, NY, TN, or WI. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Sunday, May 9, 2021.