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Mondavi Napa Reserve Cabernet 2009

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2009 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve 750ml

Region: USA » California » Napa County » Oakville

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Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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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

Editorial Reviews for Mondavi Napa Reserve Cabernet

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,165
2.50 5
12/11/2012

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


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,165
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 12/17/2012

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


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Snooth User: EMark
8478046,545
3.50 5
09/23/2012

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..


Snooth User: glennbar66
8008544
4.00 5
03/18/2011

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.


Snooth User: Kristin Watts
8549492,200
3.00 5
12/14/2011

Fruity tooty! Just how I like it...great boysenberry and blackberry notes with hints of black pepper on the finish. Smooth Sally...


Snooth User: ksilman
51976650
3.00 5
04/19/2011

I am more of a white wine fan so I do not enjoy this wine by itself. However, it makes a great tasting sangria!!

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Snooth User: Bombo52
75601830
3.00 5
02/05/2011

I like this Merlot. A good wine for the price.


Snooth User: Crystal Klekotka
85495617
2.50 5
06/07/2011

it has a bit of a bite to it it really needs to breathe for a while


Snooth User: qaoreta
115390510
4.00 5
10/28/2012

Delicious. Oaky. Heavy. Drank At Marriott Ko Olina


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External Reviews for Mondavi Napa Reserve Cabernet

External Review
11/27/2012

Densely-packed aromas of ripe plum, blackberry, chocolate mint and Provencal herbs anticipate the deep, multi-layered flavors echoed within and augmented by lush black cherry, blueberry, anise, espresso and toasty oak.


External Review
07/14/2012

Good bright ruby. Complex nose offers plum, black cherry, graphite, flowers, menthol and cedary oak. Nicely fleshy but not at all muscular, with a juicy, penetrating character to the cassis, licorice, cedar and spice flavors. An elegantly styled c... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2009 Mondavi, Robert Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 750ml


External Review
06/02/2012

Dry, smooth and distinguished. Shows Mondavi's ability to get the grapes ripe in blackberries and currants, yet the fruit pulls back at the last moment, letting earthy, herbal notes take over, providing complexity and endless pleasure. The tannins ar... Wine Enthusiast. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2009 Mondavi, Robert Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 750ml


External Review
06/01/2012

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2009 Mondavi, Robert Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 750ml


External Review
11/27/2012

A profusion of aromas - cr?me de cassis, black cherry coulis, anise, violet, black olive, fresh herb and smoke, spill out of the glass andscent the room. Profoundly deep, complex flavors echo the aroma with firm, well-integrated tannins.


External Review
01/10/2013

Textbook Napa Cab. Itandrsquo;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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

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.


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2009 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve 750ml

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Total Acidity: 5.9 grams per liter

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