In December of 2009, Robert Parker released his final review of the 2007 Dominus. Overall he rated the wine 98 points calling it “A Legend In the Making” and stated that the 2007 Dominus is “Perhaps the Finest Vintage at Dominus since their Historic 1994s and 1991s…”Making the 2007 Dominus tied for the second highest rating Dominus has ever achieved. The 1994 received 99pts and the 1991 received 98pts.
But this past December the already touted 2008 Dominus (barrel scores of 93-96 by Robert Parker) rocketed to the top of Robert Parker’s Napa Valley reviews when it received 99 points!
This clearly makes the 2008 Dominus one of the Vintage’s finest wines; not to mention one of the greatest wines ever produced at Dominus, if not the finest. Tie the 1994 Dominus as the highest scored Dominus ever, the 2008 Dominus just shows that this estate is only getting better and better with age.
If you thought the 2007 was something truly special and unique…then you need to try the 2008. Think 2007 just bolder. Yes it is bolder than the 2007 but it is no less refined. The 2008 Dominus has all that classic elegance and restraint that we have all come to enjoy in the wine and just happens to be one that is just a tad more powerful than the already power packed 2007.
After tasting the 2007 on numerous occasions it is hard to imagine how the 2008 can be better but by most tasters accounts it appears it is.
Bordeaux and Napa Cab lovers alike are going to want to cellar this wine for many, many years to come. In fact, this wine and the 2007 just might be two wines 30+ years from now that prove to the next generation or two that Napa Cabernets can age just as gracefully as Bordeaux.