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Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Lightly Bin-Soiled Label 1991

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At the winery, the grapes underwent a gentle destemming and partial crushing. We then fermented the must (juice and skins) in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks at 86ºF. Four weeks of skin contact enhanced varietal complexity, while naturally softening the grape tannins. The wine was racked unfiltered to 60-gallon French oak chateau barrels to undergo malolactic fermentation and aging. We barrel-aged the wine for eighteen months to mature flavors and weave spicy oak nuances through the wine. To complement the highly-extracted flavors of this vintage, we selected 95% new French oak barrels. Wine analysis: 0.58% total acid, 3.60pH, and 13.4% alcohol, by volume

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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
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Editorial Reviews for Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Lightly Bin-Soiled Label

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,713
4.00 5
01/26/2010

Smells like wood and candy at first with notes of smoke and leather adding some detail. Air brings a brightness to the nose that recalls candied citrus peel as well as a lovely floral top note. The bouquet is fresh, complex and evolving In the mouth this feels a little compressed with a bit of obvious wood still in evidence but the bitter cherry fruit remains assertive through the palate and leads to a nice finish with notes of slightly under-ripe fruit that remains fresh, vibrant and detailed, this will not blow anybody away but rather seduces you with it’s subtle detail. 90pts


External Reviews for Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Lightly Bin-Soiled Label

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/25/2012

Offers mature currant, coffee, cedar and anise flavors, it turns rich and complex.--81/91 California Cabernet retrospective. Drink now. -JL Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1991 Mondavi, Robert Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/30/2010

Dense, compact and tightly wound, showing a rich, focused beam of minty currant and chocolate flavors. Complex, concentrated and firmly tannic... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1991 Mondavi, Robert Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 750ml



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Gracefully revealing the complexity of age, our 1991 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve unfolds with layers of rich, highly extracted dark fruit flavors. The wine has elegance and balance from the outstanding 1991 vintage, with a firm tannin structure that assures continued development in the bottle. The perfectly articulated cassis, berry and spice character captures the personality of our To Kalon Vineyard in Napa Valley’s Oakville region. The 1991 vintage celebrates our 25th anniversary, marking an important benchmark for Robert Mondavi Winery.

At the winery, the grapes underwent a gentle destemming and partial crushing. We then fermented the must (juice and skins) in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks at 86ºF. Four weeks of skin contact enhanced varietal complexity, while naturally softening the grape tannins. The wine was racked unfiltered to 60-gallon French oak chateau barrels to undergo malolactic fermentation and aging. We barrel-aged the wine for eighteen months to mature flavors and weave spicy oak nuances through the wine. To complement the highly-extracted flavors of this vintage, we selected 95% new French oak barrels. Wine analysis: 0.58% total acid, 3.60pH, and 13.4% alcohol, by volume

Notes: 95% new French oak chateau barrels


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