This storied estate is rich in history and pedigree; Christian Moueix, whose family owns Château Pétrus has painstakingly restored the original vineyard - first planted in 1836 by pioneer George Yount. This is a 100 point wine in every sense of the phrase, densely packed with oodles of freshness, finely grained tannins and laced with compelling earthy accents.
As Wine Advocate said, “If I could give more than 100 for this one, I would.”
Christian Moueix, whose family owns Château Pétrus in Pomerol, fell in love with Napa Valley during the late 1960s while attending UC Davis. In 1982, he partnered with Robin Lail and Marcia Smith, daughters of legendary Inglenook owner/winemaker John Daniel, to create Dominus Estate on the site of the historic Napanook Vineyard in Yountville. This was the only portion of the old Inglenook estate retained by the Daniel family after Inglenook was sold in 1964. The first vintage was 1983 and since then, Moueix has painstakingly restored the original vineyard - first planted in 1836 by pioneer George Yount - which now totals 108 dry-farmed acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot.