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Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

Crisp aromas of candied citrus peel, pear, apple and fresh herbs, plus a slight grassy note. Ripe and full in the mouth, with intense flavors of lemon and apple, along with a hint of banana. Finishes with very good length.

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Robert Mondavi Winery:
  The Robert Mondavi Winery was founded in 1966 after a family split with the Charles Krug Winery, which had been founded by Robert’s father.  After heading out on his own, Robert settled on land in Napa valley, and in particular the famed To Kalon Vineyard in the Rutherford district. The original plot in To Kalon Vineyard was only 12 acres, but today there are 450 acres und... Read more
  The Robert Mondavi Winery was founded in 1966 after a family split with the Charles Krug Winery, which had been founded by Robert’s father.  After heading out on his own, Robert settled on land in Napa valley, and in particular the famed To Kalon Vineyard in the Rutherford district. The original plot in To Kalon Vineyard was only 12 acres, but today there are 450 acres under vine. The Robert Mondavi Winery also includes the Wappo Hill Vineyard, which is a 400 acre plot in the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley. Within a year of its inception, the Robert Mondavi Winery proved to be a true pioneer, not only with the establishment of his winery but also by introducing and popularizing the use of French oak barrels for wine, European wine techniques, and the bottling of varietal wines. Robert Mondavi Winery only uses French Oak barrels for storing wine, and his influence and success led to the practice’s prevalence. Among Mondavi’s greatest successes one would have to count the creation of the Fume Blanc moniker for Sauvignon Blanc as well as the introduction of his benchmark Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet. Today Robert Mondavi’s legacy is carried on under the watchful eye of his wife who works with the current winemakers Genevieve Janssens, Gustavo Gonzalez, and Richard Arnold to ensure that today’s Robert Mondavi wines deliver the elegance, appeal, and character that Robert had intended. Read less

External Reviews for Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Crisp aromas of candied citrus peel, pear, apple and fresh herbs, plus a slight grassy note. Ripe and full in the mouth, with intense flavors of lemon and apple, along with a hint of banana. Finishes with very good length.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Nutty and toasty, but balanced by melon, lemon and green-apple fruit. Tangy, with a mineral-herb element that keeps it interesting through the chalky finish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Tight, crisp and a touch flinty, with mineral, citrus, pear and melon flavors. Finishes with light oak and attractive fruit. Drink now through 2001.




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