I have a 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon bottle, when is the best time to opened? It's not a reserved.
Fantastically fruity. Perfect for a special occasion.
The 2001s still rock. Deep red/chocolate color. Musty bouquet. Payoff is in the mouth. Incredibly smooth. Unusual, for a cabernet, cherry/berry fruit taste. However, make no mistake this is complex cabernet sauvignon. New sensations emerge as the wine moves through the palate. Finish is cinnamony (????). US$29.99 in 2005.
I think this is asleep.I had my 9th bottle over the weekend and it was untypical of itself. Somewhat dull, hidden fruit. A bit astringent. In any case I will hold my last 7 bottles for until 2007.
My first bottle since 3/28/06. When I last left this wine, it was asleep. It has awoken.... I think.Decanted 45 minutes. Lots of sediment evident. The color has the purple tinge on the edges. It seems like a younger wine by looks alone. The nose shows 'correct' qualities of cassis, red currant, and camphor. The palate show a flinty lushness of red fruits, cassis, and tar. There is now a hollow feel to this thats disturbing. It has no mid-palate. Finish is decent.I'm a bit dissapointed in this apparent 5 year wine. When I originally had it back in February 2005 it was a different animal altoghether. I have watched is demise.I have 6 more that will do hamburger deck duty this summer. 86/100
On track once again. Intense vibrant hue od brick with dark purple edges. Great true cassis and currant nose.On the tonque there was the Mondavi signature of balance and finesse. Great understated cassis, currant, and dark cherry cola. There is a clean smooth tannin/acid base that makes this good with food as well as on its own. A 30 second aftertaste completed the package.This is about a dozen times. I think this has emerged from its sleep and is willing to serve faithfully again.
A truly great bottle of wine. My wife and I BOTH enjoyed the powerful, yet smooth drinking cabernet. It was a little bright right out of the bottle, but settled beautifully after 30 minutes. There is a nice hint of the oak, and some depth to the finish... a grain that clung to the entire palette.
External Reviews for Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon California
From one of Californiarsquo;s best-known wineries comes this supple, complex and harmonious reserve bottling, sporting a broad range of currant, anise, coffee, cedar and spice flavors, picking up light toasty oak notes and finishing with a smooth texture. Delicious now, but itrsquo;s worthy of cellaring, too.
This sample was a knockout at the blind tasting of 1987 Cabernet barrel samples. This is undoubtedly the finest Reserve since the 1974, perhaps even the 1970. The wine shows great richness, a fabulous nose of smoky oak and jammy blackcurrants. The flavors in the mouth are terrific as this wine has astounding depth, a hedonistic level of fruit, and a tremendous finish. This is the kind of wine that California can produce and is capable of winning the hearts and souls of the masses. Anticipated maturity: 1991ndash;2004.
As the only American in a flight of French Bordeaux approximately the same age, this reserve Cab more than held its own. If not for the still-remaining notes of vanilla sweet oakiness, you would not know it was from California. Luxurious fruits, clean, crisp acidity and a long, juicy finish of herbs, mint, licorice and style. Quietly structured and elegant, it is truly a special occasion to uncork this ldquo;ringer.rdquo;
Mondavirsquo;s flagship red was stunning in 1994, securing the No. 5 slot in last yearrsquo;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.
The 1994 Reserve is an exquisite wine. The deep opaque purple color, and tightly wound nose and flavors still reveal enough profound aromas to mark this as one of Mondavirsquo;s most sensational efforts. The nose possesses a Margaux/Mouton-like cassis, lead pencil, floral aroma, backed up by copious quantities of blackcurrant fruit. In the mouth, my notes said, ldquo;great stuff.rdquo; The wine is full-bodied, layered, multidimensional and astonishingly well balanced, with an inner-depth and core of exceptional richness and intensity. All of this has been accomplished without any notion of obtrusive weight, tannin or alcohol. The finish lasts for 35+ seconds. Because of its luxurious quantity of fruit, this wine will be accessible young. However, for those who possess the discipline to wait 10ndash;15 years, this wine should prove to be a formidable Cab with a rare complexity, elegance and richness.
Deep, saturated red-ruby. Lively, complex aroma dominated by blackcurrant, licorice and tobacco. Sweet and quite deep but very tightly wrapped. much more difficult to taste than it was prior to bottling. finishes with tongue-saturating tannins. Very firmly structures; today, the winersquo;s acids and tannins have not yet harmonized. A drier, serious style of cabernet, in need of bottle aging.
Soft and succulent blackberry and cassis fruit upfront, framed by squeaky clean tannins and solid oak elements. This is most notable for its voluptuous, velvety texture, which coats the palate with sweet flavors. Itrsquo;s not a big wine but a balanced, harmonious one, and a success for the vintage.
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Deep, intense dark fruit character, with mineral, violet and earthy truffle complexity, distinguishes our 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve. The wine is powerful yet elegant, with beautifully integrated firm, muscular tannins, promising long aging potential. Selected from our finest vineyards, our Napa Valley Reserve captures the complex flavor profile and exquisite balance of the Oakville bench region. The wine was handcrafted in our new To Kalon Fermentation Cellar with traditional techniques, including hand-sorting of the clusters, gravity-flow movement of the must and wine, and fermentation in a traditional oak tank. Sixteen months of aging in new French oak château barrels added vanilla and toasty oak accents. To retain fully this wine’s enormous depth, texture and length of finish, we bottled it without fining or filtration. Deep, intense dark fruit character with mineral, violet and earthy truffle complexity. Firm, integrated tannins for aging, persistent finish. Powerful, yet extremely elegant
Notes: 100% New Oak