A traditional mountain grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with its own style and elegance. Deep ruby red color, aromas of plum, blackberry and spice. Smooth.
Silver Medal, New World International Wine Competition
Gold Medal, Lone Star State Wine Competition
Since their debut vintage in 2001, husband-and-wife team Jurgen and Marie Schutz have produced outstanding Cabernet and Merlot from their Atlas Peak vineyards high above Napa. Both as growers and winemakers, their motto is "Quality Not Quantity".
The 9th leaf vines used in Dominari are nestled in a protected valley approximately at 1700 feet elevation. The label is representative of the vibrant skies in the mornings. The rising sun silhouettes the clouds in the vineyards with the rolling mountain ranges in the background. A beautiful site to wake up to most of the year. Standing on one mountain looking on to the other ranges is a dominating feeling, which is why the wine is named Dominari. Although in Italian the name can mean a protected historical farmhouse, in Latin it means superior. Try our wines and find out for yourself if it deserves the name. Welcome!
The Schutzes believe overcropped vineyards don't allow the ultimate nexus to be obtained from the fruit. Gaudeamus Vineyards produces less than two tons per acre. Long hang times, rocky mountain soil, coupled with with Clone 6 vines and low production makes Dominari one of Napa's premium wines.