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20 Years of Dominus at Wink

20 Years of Dominus at Wink - Page 3 - Fourth Flight

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The fourth flight: ’95, ’96, ’97, and ’98

 

’95 Dominus – cherry, plum, well-integrated, (if I ignore contrast, I love it), Big Red top has been popped, lighter style

       80% Cabernet Sauvignon/10% Cabernet Franc/6% Petit Verdot/4% Merlot

       (small crop of impressive wines)

       $200 A- -134

 

 

’96 Dominus – red currant, ripe cherry, and plum fruits, vegetal

       82% Cabernet Sauvignon/10% Cabernet Franc/4% Merlot/4% Petit Verdot

       (Small crop of very good quality)

       $175 A -89 ****

 

’97 Dominus – red & black currants, slight game, corked

       87% Cabernet Sauvignon/9% Cabernet Franc/4% Merlot

       (Huge crop year, long growing season)

       $200 (difficult to assess rating – corked)

 

’98 Dominus – sweet black cherry fruit, tar, anise, coffee, not as complex as other vintages

       73% Cabernet Sauvignon/15% Cabernet Franc/6% Merlot/6% Petit Verdot

       (One of latest harvest on record)

       $140 B+ -94 **

 

 

 

The fifth flight: ’00, ’01, ’02, and ’03.

 

’00 Dominus – plum, herb, little rose petals, walk-in humidor, dark currant fruit, coffee

       83% Cabernet Sauvignon/9% Cabernet Franc/5% Merlot/3% Petit Verdot

       (season – complete, even growing, almost picture-perfect)

       $140 A- -64 ***

 

’01 Dominus – rose petal nose, ripe black currant, lead wants to peak out, earth

       81% Cabernet Sauvignon/10% Cabernet Franc/5% Petit Verdot/4% Merlot

       (season – late Spring freeze, cool September)

       $190 A -75 ****

 

’02 Dominus – Masculine Fruity Pebbles, ripe red & black currants, red & black cherry, dried McCormicks herbs megamix

       85% Cabernet Sauvignon/8% Cabernet Franc/4% Petit Verdot/3% Merlot

       (season – reduced crop size)

       $175 A- -106 ***

 

’03 Dominus – dry red & black currants, anise, rosemary, sage, little Fruity Pebbles

       88% Cabernet Sauvignon/7% Cabernet Franc/5% Petit Verdot

       (season – long growing season/hang time, coldest April in decades)

       $140 A- -76 **



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