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Dominus Estate 2009
Dominus Estate 2009
(search item no. 117139)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 97 points
PRICE ON 9/3/2014: $189.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 97 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 96 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2007 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2006 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2004 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 95 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
1994 International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
1992 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1992 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1991 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
1991 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
1991 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1990 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1990 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1990 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1989 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1989 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1988 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1987 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1987 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1986 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1985 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1983 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Dominus 2009 exemplifies the finest qualities of Cabernet Sauvignon from an ideal vintage. The nose, at once powerful yet restrained, is dense and filled with pure dark berry fruit and hints of sandalwood. On the palate is a harmonious blend of fresh plum and focused minerality with tannins that are firm, round and elegant. Spherical in quality, this wine is complete from start to finish. A sublime vintage.

Blend: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Petit Verdot

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About Dominus:

In the late 1960s, while attending the University of California at Davis, Christian Moueix fell in love with the Napa Valley and its wines. Son of Jean-Pierre Moueix, the famed wine merchant and producer from Libourne, France, Moueix returned home in 1970 to manage the family vineyards, including Chateaux Petrus, La Fleur-Petrus, Trotanoy in Pomerol and Magdelaine in Saint Emilion.

His love of Napa Valley lingered and in 1981, he discovered the historic Napanook vineyard, a 124-acre site west of Yountville that had been the source of fruit for some of the finest Napa Valley wines of the 1940s and 1950s. In 1982, Moueix entered into a partnership to develop the vineyard and, in 1995, became its sole owner. He chose the name 'Dominus' or 'Lord of the Estate' in Latin to underscore his longstanding commitment to stewardship of the land.



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Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
(search item no. 119944)
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/3/2014: $159.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1990 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1987 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1987 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 1994 vintage of this wine was ranked #9 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 1997

Scarlet color and brackish edges. Nose is sweet fruit and smoked meats. This wine already has some bouquet- truffle mushrooms, vanilla style oak. The palate is creamy richness with nuances of leather and a cocoa-style fine grain tannin. The flavors and structure of this vintage are consistent with the Caymus style - spice, toast, cassis - fully rich, yet supple.

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About Caymus:

As the Wagner family celebrated the 40th anniversary of Caymus Vineyards in 2012, they thought back to 1972 which Charlie Wagner, Lorna Belle Glos Wagner and their son, Chuck, built their winery among the vines planted on the family's ranch in Rutherford, California - the center of the Napa Valley. In 1975, the Wagners produced their first Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, which remains the only wine to have twice been named Wine Spectator's "Wine of the Year" (1984 and 1990 vintage).


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Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
(search item no. 119278)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 9/3/2014: $124.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 98 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2007 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2006 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2003 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2003 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2002 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1997 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1992 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1992 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1991 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1990 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1990 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1989 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1988 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1987 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
1986 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
1986 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1985 Wine Spectator rating: 99 points
1984 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
1982 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1981 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1980 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#83 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2013

Caymus Special Selection is the flagship wine of the Wagner family and is comprised of the very best barrels of the vintage. This wine is not produced in difficult years.

Opaque crimson color, intriguing nose of freshly tilled Napa vineyard soil. The presence of this wine includes fine textural components balanced by an array of flavors including; ripe cherry, dried rose petal, cacao, mocha and cassis. A seamless, rich and alluring, youthful Napa Cabernet. I find this vintage perfectly complex and balanced. This will go down in our books as a difficult year that yielded a small production of very fine wine.

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About Caymus:

As the Wagner family celebrated the 40th anniversary of Caymus Vineyards in 2012, they thought back to 1972 which Charlie Wagner, Lorna Belle Glos Wagner and their son, Chuck, built their winery among the vines planted on the family's ranch in Rutherford, California - the center of the Napa Valley. In 1975, the Wagners produced their first Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, which remains the only wine to have twice been named Wine Spectator's "Wine of the Year" (1984 and 1990 vintage).


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Dominus Estate 2007
Dominus Estate 2007
(search item no. 104417)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
PRICE ON 9/3/2014: $149.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 97 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 97 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2006 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2004 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 95 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
1994 International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
1992 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1992 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1991 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
1991 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
1991 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1990 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1990 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1990 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1989 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1989 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1988 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1987 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1987 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1986 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1985 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1983 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dominus 2007 is a seamless "haute couture" estate wine with an intensely aromatic nose and perfectly elegant palate. Notes of ripe red cherries, fresh almonds, pomegranate and blond tobacco precede sweet tannins and a wonderful, bright finish with great length. It is youthful, noble and discreet.

The 2007 vintage is a blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot.

We recommend decanting the wine prior to serving, to allow it to develop its full potential. This is especially important when serving young Dominus wines.

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About Dominus:

In the late 1960s, while attending the University of California at Davis, Christian Moueix fell in love with the Napa Valley and its wines. Son of Jean-Pierre Moueix, the famed wine merchant and producer from Libourne, France, Moueix returned home in 1970 to manage the family vineyards, including Chateaux Petrus, La Fleur-Petrus, Trotanoy in Pomerol and Magdelaine in Saint Emilion.

His love of Napa Valley lingered and in 1981, he discovered the historic Napanook vineyard, a 124-acre site west of Yountville that had been the source of fruit for some of the finest Napa Valley wines of the 1940s and 1950s. In 1982, Moueix entered into a partnership to develop the vineyard and, in 1995, became its sole owner. He chose the name 'Dominus' or 'Lord of the Estate' in Latin to underscore his longstanding commitment to stewardship of the land.