Mondavi Oakville Cabernet 2006

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Hints of bay leaf, forest floor and cedar. Fleshy blueberry and blackberry flavors lay atop a skeleton of well-struct...

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  • RP: 91

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  • W&S: 87

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  • WS: 96

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Young notes on the nose recall coffee cream with a buttery edge over jammy red fruits with hints of herb, leather and a touch of medicinal, cola sy... Read more

Bright huge fruit with a little spice on the backend. The finish comes up a bit short, but overall highly enjoyable. Read more

This is one of the most drinkable cabs I have had to date. Tastes of plums and dark cherry combine with spice to form a smooth and powerful finish.... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Mondavi Oakville Cabernet

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,225
3.50 5
02/15/2010

Young notes on the nose recall coffee cream with a buttery edge over jammy red fruits with hints of herb, leather and a touch of medicinal, cola syrup. On the palater this is balanced with prominent acidity and emerging floral inner mouth perfume. It’s a bit tight on the mid-palate with good extract and a chewy feel, yet this is not particularly rich feeling. There’s a bit of vanilla that peaks out on the moderate finish, which is balanced by notes of chocolate, tobacco and cassis fruit. This may very well improve with age as almost every Mondavi Reserve has, but I have some doubts about where this is headed. 88pts


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Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
3.00 5
07/03/2009

Bright huge fruit with a little spice on the backend. The finish comes up a bit short, but overall highly enjoyable.


Snooth User: icmusiclovers
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3.50 5
06/05/2009

This is one of the most drinkable cabs I have had to date. Tastes of plums and dark cherry combine with spice to form a smooth and powerful finish. The oak is there, but only adds another dimension and is not an overwhelming presence. Unlike other cabs that I've had, this is not overpowering nor does it leave a persistent and unpleasant aftertaste.


Snooth User: EMark
8478045,968
3.00 5
07/26/2013

Sweet, slightly oaky, "aged wine" aromas on the nose. Serious blackberry/cassis fruit on the tip of the tongue. Quite mouth filling. Good tannic structure does a good job of overtaking the fruitiness. Some tobacco or leather on the back of the palate. US$17.47 at Total Wines in 2010.


Snooth User: zufrieden
2593863,812
4.00 5
04/29/2010

The nose is fresh, ripe blackberry and Devonshire cream - a scent sustained as taste upon entry with Columbian coffee and a pinch of wildflower honey. The finish is long and satisfying, with excellent depth. Well made and now reaching maturity. Tasted at the 2010 Vancouver International Wine Festival.


Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
1.50 5
01/10/2010

this wine suffers from an identity crisis. Who am I? Why was I put here? to confuse reviewers? to taste like an overworked nightmare? Drink it very cold to hide all the flaws. Perhaps it is over the hill?


Snooth User: JonDerry
6804463,127
3.00 5
12/21/2010

Very nice classic napa cab perfume nose of dark berries, plum, & cassis. On the mid-palate it still feels very young, and not yet ready to express itself. Medium bodied, percolating and dry persistent finish. Cannot recommend at the price, but for those who have inventory i'd be holding for a couple of years at least.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
2.50 5
05/19/2008

Lots of crisp apple, its nice and acidic - surprisingly so for a chardonnay. There's some fresh oak in the nose and a lot of it on the back end, but this isnt a buttery wine. Some spice on the finish. Its decent, good value really.


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External Reviews for Mondavi Oakville Cabernet

11/12/2010

Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. Although we do have a small quibble with this wine's undisguised bias to ripeness and the slight heat that necessarily comes with the style, we are so taken with its richness and depth that its sins are not hard to forgive. Rife with dark cherries, sweet plums, cocoa and sweet cream, it is both full and refined at one and the same time and shows a nice sense layering even if young. Yes, it warms up a bit at the end, but its fruit stays the course, and, while dried by a bit of last-minute tannins, it needs no more then three or four years to round into fine shape.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Cellar for future drinking. Wine will improve with bottle aging.


External Review
11/25/2009

RP: 90 Points


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
07/28/2010

Our Merlot is all about fruit expression. Enticing aromas and silky smooth flavors brim with velvety plum and black cherry character, with soft spice nuances. This rich fruit character comes from grapes grown in Californias Central Coast vineyards,


External Review
01/03/2012

Simply one of the best wines in the world. On a par with the first growths of Bordeaux; capable of long term cellaring but also enjoyable now, bursting with dark berry fruit. Although packed with blackberry, cassis and spice, this wine has a beautifully pure mineral component that lifts the wine on your palate, making it seem simultaneously chewy and silky at the same time. 38% of this vintage is made with grapes from the one of the jewels of Napa mdash; the To Kalon Vineyard.


External Review
03/16/2010

Robert Mondavi Winery Chardonnay 2006 Napa and all other wine from Robert Mondavi Winery are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
09/19/2011

The personality here is in the direction of Chianti Classico, which not only sets the wine apart from the general run of merlot, but suggests a Tuscan feast built around the likes of white bean salad and grilled birds. Drink in the near term.


External Review
05/18/2011

Mondavi's flagship red was stunning in 1994, securing the No. 5 slot in last year's Top 100. This is a worthy successor, displaying the Mondavi signature of dense, rich fruit while maintaining a tremendous sense of elegance and finesse.


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Winemaker's Notes:

89 points Stephen Tanzer (International Wine Cellar): Pale yellow. Subtle nose hints at pear. Juicy and firm on the palate, in fact rather backward for this wine at this stage. Good intensity to the flavors of pear, citrus peel and spices. The fresh finish shows good structure and grip. (Dec 2008)

Tasting Notes:

Hints of bay leaf, forest floor and cedar. Fleshy blueberry and blackberry flavors lay atop a skeleton of well-structured tannins. A silky wine that envelops the mouth and ends with a lengthy finish. Aromas of ripe wild berries carry hints of bay leaf, forest floor and cedar. Fleshy blueberry and blackberry flavors lay atop a skeleton of well-structured tannins. A silky wine that envelops the mouth and ends with a lengthy finish

89 points Stephen Tanzer (International Wine Cellar): Pale yellow. Subtle nose hints at pear. Juicy and firm on the palate, in fact rather backward for this wine at this stage. Good intensity to the flavors of pear, citrus peel and spices. The fresh finish shows good structure and grip. (Dec 2008)

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444 Cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Notes: aged in medium-toast French oak barrels (15% new)

Chemical Analysis:

Total Acidity: 0.66 grams per liter

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