This vivid and crisp Chardonnay draws orchard aromas of fresh Bosc pears and Gala apples against a backdrop of fleshy...Read more...
Ripe and full on the nose with cocoa and mocha top notes. Plenty of gently leafy black currant fruit and a touch of pickle barrel oak. Entering the... Read more
Tropical fruit, not too oaky. Fresh with just a touch of creaminess. Nothing overdone. Read more
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Editorial Reviews for Mondavi Napa Reserve Cabernet
Ripe and full on the nose with cocoa and mocha top notes. Plenty of gently leafy black currant fruit and a touch of pickle barrel oak. Entering the mouth with a tea-like complexity, this is a touch soft and amply endowed with tannins but at the same time it delivers notable complexity with those tea-like tannins. Plenty of spice from the oak, fairly fresh red cherry, plum and blackberry fruit and a hint of eucalyptus on the back end and through the fairly long and spicy finish that end with some medicinal black cherry notes. Not my style, but this should prove to be very popular with the more is better crowd. 88pts
Tropical fruit, not too oaky. Fresh with just a touch of creaminess. Nothing overdone.
I guess, I already reviewed this, but can not find my old comment. Loved it, but not brilliant.
simply loved this wine. Guess it can easily stay in my cellar for another 5 years. Right?
The wine was flavorful. It seemed as if another year or two would be best.
Light cranberry color in the glass, aromas of spice and cherries. Flavors of cranberry, plum and, once it opens up, cherries. Tart and spicy with moderate tannins. A pretty good average Cab.
External Reviews for Mondavi Napa Reserve Cabernet
Darker and riper than Mondavirsquo;s Napa Cabernet, with the blackberries veering into currants, and the oak seems to be newer and smokier, too. Quite dramatic, in the tension of its fruit, oak, acids and tannins. Young and flashy, and will easily age through 2015.
The quality of the 1994 vintage is well-displayed at Robert Mondavi. The youthful 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville District (6,900 cases) could be mistaken for a Mondavi Reserve Cabernet. The color is a saturated ruby/purple, and the nose offers up attractive, complex scents of lead pencil, vanillin, pain grillee, and ripe cassis fruit. Dense, rich, and medium to full-bodied, with moderate tannin, this young, impressively-endowed Cabernet Sauvignon should be at its best between the turn of the century and 2010.
Good full ruby. Cool, complex aromas of black fruits, bitter chocolate, violet, licorice and espresso. Sweet and lush but also quite vibrant, with captivating flavors of cassis, minerals and mint. Finishes with big, horizontal tannins and excellent persistence. More suave and harmonious today than the young 2002.
Ruby-red. Pure but tight aromas of blackcurrant, licorice, minerals and graphite. Sweet, dense and rich, with enticing flavors of dark berries, licorice and chocolatey oak. This and the Stags Leap bottling are aged in 50% to 75% new oak, while the Napa release gets just 25%. This struck me as a sweeter, longer, more concentrated version of the Napa Valley release.
Firm, rich and supple, with a focused core of cherry, currant, anise, sage and cedar, and the oak in the background. The finish turns firm and mildly tannic. Best after 2000 through 2006.
Deep ruby-red. Blackcurrant, black cherry, tobacco, menthol and sexy oak tones on the nose. Sweet, full, lush and seamless, with mellow suggestions of chocolate and tobacco. The most complex and complete of these three 2002 cabernets, very Oakville in style. Finishes rich and quite dry, with broad tannins and excellent length.
Powerful, chocolatey, and heady is the 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville (a 3,400-case blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Merlot with 14.5% alcohol). Jammy black currant, licorice, tobacco leaf, lavender, and chocolate characteristics are accompanied by an opulent, glycerin-imbued Cabernet. Enjoy this beauty now and over the next 15 years.
Fresh and youthful with lively acidity and abundant fruit. Aromas of zesty citrus and green apple mingle with a hint of coconut and subtle oak. Richly layered flavors unfold in the mouth: lemon, green apple, pear, pineapple and crme brulee.
This vivid and crisp Chardonnay draws orchard aromas of fresh Bosc pears and Gala apples against a backdrop of fleshy stone fruits and pineapple. A stripe of exotic spices, including notes of nutmeg and cinnamon, gives way to subtle aromas of panna cotta and warm hazelnuts. Persistent on the palate, this wine gracefully balances the toast of its well-integrated oak with bright fresh fruit flavors for a round, lingering finish that is typical of the Carneros terroir.
|Total Acidity: 6.2 grams per liter|
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