Why Buy: Christian Moueix has done it again. The Right Bank icon crafted the wines of Château Petrus, among many superlative others, and we are extremely fortunate to have just secured a small allocation of his Dominus Napa Valley 2020 — a 99-point masterpiece that caps a stunning three-year run for the estate, which scored perfect 100s for its 2018 and 2019 vintages. And, folks, no sooner do we acquire a case of Dominus than it leaves us, so you’ll want to act quickly to secure yours now!


What They’re Saying: Decanter swooned over its manifold attributes in a 99-point rave, among them an "impressive staying power," a "real depth of concentration of fruit," "long strands of velvety tannins," "pure and symphonic black-toned fruit," and the "kind of lift that makes the wine seem almost featherweight." 


The Story: The grapes, as always, were grown on rich, volcanic soil at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains, in the Yountville Appellation of Napa, and exquisite care was taken to prevent them from ripening too quickly in the heat. Arguably, none of Mouiex's methods is more important than that of dry farming, which forces a vine's roots to search deeper into the earth for sources of water — a necessary struggle, if the goal is to produce fruit with the depth, complexity, and expressiveness to make world-class wine.


Specs: For this vintage, Moueix and winemaker Tod Mostero have opted for a near-total proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon, and aged the wine for 16-18 months in 40% new French oak, to enhance its feeling of freshness and energy.


Our Tasting Notes: There are few things in this life that you can count on to go just about perfectly, and Dominus is one of them. This is a legit crown jewel for any collection, and especially if you are a passionate devotee of Napa Cab. We marveled at its intensity, drive, and persistence, and were charmed by the way it manages, adroitly, to sidestep any heaviness. A wine you can open now, and enjoy its freshness and energy, but you can cellar it with confidence, too, trusting that it will age gracefully over the next 15-20 years.


Fun Fact: Moueix was launched on his career path by his father, Jean-Pierre, who sold some of his Monets to purchase land for a winery.


Our Guarantee: We always buy and source directly from the distiller, so rest assured: your wine will arrive in your hands with pristine provenance. Secure your order today!


*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Summer 2024. With the supply chain issues that we are seeing globally, there may be some unforeseen delays which could affect the ETA. 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 only valid in CA, CT, IL, MA, MN, MO, TX, and WA. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Thursday, April 11th, 2024.

*Due to limited storage space for pre-ordered product, we can only hold orders for 30 days from the first notification that your order is ready for pickup. If you are unable to pick up your order within 30 days, please contact Concierge Sales at (855) 841-2752 or to make an arrangement. A store associate may reach out periodically to notify you of your order. Unfortunately, if no arrangements have been made, after 30 days, the order will need to be cancelled and we will provide a full refund.  No orders will be cancelled without multiple communication attempts.