Dominus Estate, Christian Moueix 2014
Type: Red Wine
Grape(s): 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot
Wine Region: Napa Valley, USA
Tasting Notes: The Christian Moueix 2014 vintage of Dominus is highly regarded by wine enthusiasts and critics alike. It was produced during a warm and dry growing season in Napa Valley, resulting in a wine with ripe fruit flavors and a generous structure. The 2014 Dominus waltzes out with flamboyant notes of blackcurrant jelly, baked plums, and boysenberry preserves, leading to suggestions of menthol, cast-iron pan, smoked meats, and cloves. The full-bodied palate is dense, muscular, and still very youthful, framed by ripe, grainy tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long and earthy.
The Estate: Dominus, aptly named "Lord of the Estate" in Latin, was carefully chosen by Christian Moueix to emphasise his unwavering dedication to crafting the ultimate expression of this exceptional parcel of land in Yountville. Recognised for its intricate complexity and impeccable balance, Dominus showcases the immense potential of a wine produced on remarkable terroir through meticulous care and extensive knowledge. Robust, harmonious, and exquisitely integrated, Dominus embodies a wine of grand proportions yet maintains an elegant demeanor that blossoms with age.
The Moueix Family: The Moueix family, regarded as Bordeaux royalty, boasts ownership of esteemed estates such as Petrus, La Fleur Petrus, and numerous other illustrious properties, making them the indisputable Kings of Bordeaux's Right Bank. However, their ambitions transcended Bordeaux, as they were among the first in a lineage of French winemaking families to acquire vineyards in California and bring their expertise to the terroir of Napa.
Suggested food and wine pairing: A roasted leg of lamb seasoned with herbs like rosemary and thyme would pair beautifully with this Christian Moueix red wine.