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Mondavi Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 1985

Winemaker's Notes:

Varietal composition: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon 12% Cabernet Franc 2% Petit Verdot Flavor descriptors: Deep, dark color signals the wine’s depth of flavor and opulent texture. Aromas of black fruits and hints of cedar, black licorice and spicy nutmeg and clove lead to dense flavors of blackberry and black plum enhanced by elegantly powerful tannins. Polished yet powerful. Wine analysis: Total acid: .66% Final pH: 3.7 Residual sugar: 1.0% (dry) Alcohol: 15% by volume Grape Sourcing: 81% Oakville AVA, including 53% To Kalon Vineyard; 19% Stags Leap District

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

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External Reviews for Mondavi Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/31/2010

Distinct currant, cassis, cherry and vanilla flavors are elegant and well focused with harmonous tannins and subtle oak flavors around the edges. It's well balanced and very pretty, finishing with cassis-like flavors. Drink in 1994. Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1985 Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/19/2009

Starts out slowly, but the flavors build nicely, with a grapey accent to the currant and cherry flavors. Impressive for its focus and delicacy, elegant hints of black cherry and cedar and long finish. Drinks well now.--Cabernet Challenge. (JL) Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1985 Mondavi, Robert Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/25/2012

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1985 Mondavi, Robert Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 750ml



Varietal composition: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon 12% Cabernet Franc 2% Petit Verdot Flavor descriptors: Deep, dark color signals the wine’s depth of flavor and opulent texture. Aromas of black fruits and hints of cedar, black licorice and spicy nutmeg and clove lead to dense flavors of blackberry and black plum enhanced by elegantly powerful tannins. Polished yet powerful. Wine analysis: Total acid: .66% Final pH: 3.7 Residual sugar: 1.0% (dry) Alcohol: 15% by volume Grape Sourcing: 81% Oakville AVA, including 53% To Kalon Vineyard; 19% Stags Leap District

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