Editorial Reviews for Mondavi Napa Reserve Cabernet
A touch dull on the nose with aromas of dried dates, apricots and a little vanilla and spice. This is polished and smooth, with some nice tannins and decent acidity, there's even some nice black currant, plum, and chocolate pudding flavors here, but they are very subtle. The fruit pops a bit with some strawberry notes on the back end, along with subtle herb notes, but this sort of evaporates on the finish. Nothing wrong here, this will offend no one but at the same time there is little to set it apart other than the price. 80pts
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
Quite dark in the glass. Big, oaky, volatile nose. Quite pleasant on the tip of the tongue--some berry, cassis fruit, but not overwhelming. As the wine moves over the palate the tannins become apparent creating the obvious puckery sensation, but also some hint of cinnamon or mint. Noticeable oak on the back of the throat..
This cab is wonderful, smooth and velvety with rich taste. I highly recommend this wine, by far one of the best cab's out there.
Fruity tooty! Just how I like it...great boysenberry and blackberry notes with hints of black pepper on the finish. Smooth Sally...
I am more of a white wine fan so I do not enjoy this wine by itself. However, it makes a great tasting sangria!!
I like this Merlot. A good wine for the price.
Delicious. Oaky. Heavy. Drank At Marriott Ko Olina
Three and a half glasses
External Reviews for Mondavi Napa Reserve Cabernet
Pale bright yellow. Yellow peach, pineapple and a whiff of butter on the nose. Firm acidity and a hint of minerality leaven the sweetness of this wine’s peach and yellow plum flavors. Head winemaker Genevieve Janssens describes the 2009s as “fresh wines with very good acidity, from a cool summer.”
The 2009 Chardonnay is an attractive, mid-weight wine with good depth and plenty of varietal character. This won’t win any awards for complexity or excitement, but it is well made and very reasonably priced. Anticipated maturity: 2012–2015.
Marked by a citrus-infused mix of apple and pear flavors. This medium- to full-bodied white is clean and vibrant. Drink now through 2014.
This is a fairly ordinary Merlot. It’s dry and pleasantly oaked, with some modest cherry and spice flavors. Yet it’s a bit off in texture, with jagged tannins.
Textbook Napa Cab. It’s dry, smoothly tannic and subtle, with blackberry, cassis and dark chocolate flavors nicely intrigued with herbs, tobacco and cedar. Just delicious now and for the next few years.
The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is an attractive wine laced with dark red berries, flowers, spices and crushed flowers. This mid-weight, gracious wine won’t set the world on fire, but it is an excellent choice for informal drinking and restaurants, where it should be enjoyed over the next few years. Red currants, raspberries, flowers and spices are some of the notes that are layered into the pretty finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012–2016.
Firm and focused, offering a pleasing mix of dried currant, mint, tobacco, cedar and anise. Another solid but not great Mondavi Napa Valley bottling. Drink now through 2020.
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|Total Acidity: 5.9 grams per liter|