Dominus Napa Valley Red 1998 - Liquors Inc.
Dominus Napa Valley Red 1998
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Dominus Napa Valley Red 1998

  • ws91
  • st90
  • wa88


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The 1998 vintage has a deep garnet robe with a complex nose of figs, tobacco, toasted hazelnuts and wild strawberries. The voluptuous texture is surrounded by sweet tannins, with a pleasant and harmonious finish.
Wine Spectator
  • ws91

Earthy, elegant and refined Cabernet blend, delivering layers of currant, tar, black cherry, cedar, coffee and anise, all sharply focused and framed by just the right amount of tannin. Drink now through 2009.

James Laube, July 31, 2001
International Wine Cellar
  • st90

Saturated red. Aromas of cherry, raspberry, smoked meat, roasted tomato, earth and tobacco leaf; deeper and more complex than the Napanook bottling. A step up in complexity, vibrancy and precision of flavor. Silky and fairly deep, with slightly truffley chocolate and tobacco flavors. Finishes with big suave tannins and a hint of licorice. This offers rather powerful material for the year but nonetheless seems a bit dry next to the '99. 90 pts. $100. 05/01.

Stephen Tanzer, June 2001
Wine Advocate
  • wa88

The 1998 Dominus's dark ruby/plum color is accompanied by aromas of licorice, earth, plums, black fruits, and underbrush. While this medium-bodied 1998 possesses good depth, a spicy, open-knit complexity, and ripe tannin, it does not have the size, depth, or dimension of the previous eight vintages. Nevertheless, it is an elegant, Bordeaux-styled red for drinking over the next decade.

Robert Parker, August 2002