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Mondavi Oakville Cabernet 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

An intriguingly deep color leads to highly fragrant aromas and fleshy dark fruits, sage, bay leaf, and a gentle touch of black pepper spice on the palate with a savory finish that works seamlessly together. The lively freshness and good structure came easily with the cooler season, and patient barrel maturation provided exactly what we love about Oakville Cabernet: its dense rich mouth feel, complexity, and long finish. 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, 2% Merlot, and 2% Malbec.

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 Oakville Cabernet

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
3.50 5
03/17/2014

Rather perfumy on the nose with creamy raw almond undertones to the slightly spicy pineapple and pear fruit on the nose. This turns even more floral with air. Crisp on entry with nice bright acids driving an apple laden midpalate that picks up some creme brulee and key lime pie flavors on the backend. Just a slightly creamy edge adds textural detail to the fairly bright midpalate. the flavors are a bit simple and lack the brightness of the texture, but this is so easy to drink, finishing with a lightly veneer of oak spice and vanilla. Has a certain elegance to it but is simple. 87pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.40 5
03/17/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Dan183
61195774
4.00 5
10/21/2010

Excellent all around wine, great for mostly any occasion.


Snooth User: solargecko
488684281
0.00 5
10/09/2010

Recommended by WYPR's Cellar Notes (as a picnic wine).

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  • Snooth User: ijpanko
    117017028
    4.00 5
    12/26/2012

    very smooth, very nice


    Snooth User: woodiah
    34673312
    3.00 5
    01/05/2010

    Rich

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    Grilled steak

    Snooth User: PlexWine
    10962428
    3.50 5
    12/24/2009

    Three and a half glasses


    External Reviews for Mondavi Oakville Cabernet

    External Review
    Source: The Wine Buyer
    12/17/2013

    Lush and velvety, this Merlot brims with ripe dark fruit and sweet spice character from grapes grown in the southern half of Napa Valley, from Oakville to the Los Carneros region.


    External Review
    Source: We Speak Wine
    08/06/2014

    A classic example of intensity tempered by elegance and finesse. A lush, fruity core of ripe blackberry, juicy red and black currant and sweet crème de cassis fleshes out steadily on the palate, interwoven with black currant leaf, mocha and a savory hint of black pepper. There's a refreshing brightness to the fruit from the beginning all the way through to the lingering, velvety finish. - WineryVarietal composition:84% Cabernet Sauvignon8% Cabernet Franc5% Merlot3% Petit VerdotTotal acid: 6.4 g/LFinal pH: 3.54Residual sugar: 0.30 g/LAlcohol: 14% by volume ** SOLD OUT **


    External Review
    Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
    12/12/2013

    Lively and Chablis-like, with fresh green apple, green pear and citrus notes. Clean and easy-drinking. Drink now through 2015.


    External Review
    03/22/2012

    Robert Mondavi s original vision was to produce wines from the Napa Valley that would stand in the company of the world s finest. This gift basket comes with one bottle each Cabernet and Pinot Noir from the Napa Valley and various food items.


    External Review
    Source: The Wine Buyer
    12/06/2013

    A classic expression of Napa Valley Cabernet at its best: Remarkably rich and concentrated. Tantalizing entry - almost sweet with blackberry essence, it evolves into a plush, mouth filling compote of black fruit, beautifully integrated with woodsy and mineral notes, mocha, tobacco and clove. For all its volume the delivery is surprisingly fresh and supple, with a long, mocha-infused finish.


    External Review
    Source: The Wine Buyer
    10/10/2013

    Tis wine is bright and fresh with rich mid-palate flavors of lime, grapefruit and melon that pick up a spicy peach tone in the long, crisp, mineral- tinged finish.


    External Review
    Source: The Wine Buyer
    10/03/2013

    Offers lavish dark plum, black cherry, and blackberry aromas along with a velvety texture and succulent mid-palate flavors.


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    An intriguingly deep color leads to highly fragrant aromas and fleshy dark fruits, sage, bay leaf, and a gentle touch of black pepper spice on the palate with a savory finish that works seamlessly together. The lively freshness and good structure came easily with the cooler season, and patient barrel maturation provided exactly what we love about Oakville Cabernet: its dense rich mouth feel, complexity, and long finish. 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, 2% Merlot, and 2% Malbec.

    Wine Specs:

    Alcohol: 14%

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