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2012 Dominus

Flagge Rotwein
Weinart: Rotwein
Rebsorte: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc
Flagge USA / Kalifornien
Land: USA / Kalifornien
Region: Napa Valley
Stilistik: fruchtbetont & kräftig, würzig, vielschichtig
Ausbau: Barrique, davon 40% neu
Geschmacksrichtung: trocken
Alkoholgehalt: 14,5% Vol.
Trinktemperatur: 15-18°C
Suckling 98 /100
Vinous 100 /100
Dunnuck 99+ /100
Perrotti-Brown 99 /100
Wine Spectator 94 /100
Parker 98+ /100
Allergene: Sulfite,  Abfüllerinformation

469,00 €*

Inhalt: 0.75 Liter (625,33 €* / 1 Liter)

Preise inkl. MwSt. zzgl. Versandkosten Die Auslieferung erfolgt nach Import.

Voraussichtlich lieferbar ab KW 29 / 2024

Produktnummer: 8492


The 2012 Dominus is a wild, exotic wine. Harvest began on October 9 and finished on the 21st, very late by present-day standards. Ripe red cherry, kirsch, cinnamon, rose petal, incense and rose petal soar out of the glass. Deep and vibrant, with terrific freshness, Dominus is very clearly one of the wines of the year. I loved the 2012 from barrel, but found it quite closed after bottling. Now, after all these years, I finally see the realization of the potential suggested in my barrel tastings. Magnificent. 

- Antonio Galloni (03/2024)

James Suckling

Fabulous purity and clarity of fruit. Black currants, blackberries and violets. Full body, big soft tannins and a chocolate, hazelnut and dark fruit character. Some hot stones too. Ripe, velvety and fruity finish. Better in 2020 but delicious to drink now. Wonderful Dominus. (11/2015)

Jeb Dunnuck

Checking in as a blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc that hit 14.3% alcohol, the 2012 Dominus is a sensational wine that certainly ranks with the all-time greats of this cuvée and is reminiscent of the 1991. Ripe, flamboyant, and incredibly sexy, it nevertheless shows the classic style of this estate, has nothing out of place and just glides across the palate. Blackcurrants, tobacco leaf, cedar box, new leather, and an almost garrigue-like character all emerge from this full-bodied, silky, seamless effort that has fine tannin, perfectly integrated acidity, tannins, alcohol, and a great, great finish. Drink it any time over the coming 2-3 decades. It's a tour de force in Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and one of the greats. (01/019)

Lisa Perrotti-Brown

A blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, and 2% Cabernet Franc, the 2012 Dominus has a deep garnet color. It soars with expressive notes of black cherry compote, black raspberries, and cassis, leading to gentle wafts of tree bark, graphite, violets, and anise, plus a touch of cracked black pepper. The medium to full-bodied palate shimmers with energetic black and red berry layers, supported by ripe, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and mineral-laced.

Wine Spectator

Deftly balanced, with an enticing mix of gravelly, loamy earth, dried berry, cedar and cigar box, all rich and extracted. Ends with raw, assertive tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2018 through 2030. 5,000 cases made.

- J.L. (11/2015)

Parker – Wine Advocate

The exuberance and drama in the stunning nose of the dense plum-colored 2012 Dominus offers up notes of Asian spice, ripe, black currants, kirsch, tobacco leaf and Christmas fruitcake. It is full-bodied and opulent, with no hard edges, a seamless integration of acidity, wood and tannin and a density and richness that are built to go on for 25-30 years.

- Robert M. Parker, Jr. (10/2015)
Dominus Estate

Man schrieb das Jahr 1981.

Eben erst 16 geworden und einer Empfehlung meines Vaters folgend, machte ich mich auf in die Pfalz, um eine Lehre als Weinküfer (winemaker) in der Gebietswinzergenossenschaft Rhodt unter der Rietburg zu beginnen. Das Thema Wein sollte mich nicht mehr losl ...