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BLM Wine & Spirits USD 250.00 750ml

Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1977

Winemaker's Notes:

Varietal composition: 85 % Cabernet Sauvignon 5 % Cabernet Franc 5 % Merlot 2% Petit Verdot 2% Malbec 1% Syrah Flavor descriptors: Deep and dense with perfumed aromas and delicious flavors of blackberry, cassis, black olive and dark chocolate. Smooth and supple, with fine-grained tannins, good acid and a lengthy finish. Wine analysis: Total acid: 0.65 % Final pH: 3.57 Residual sugar: 0.71% Alcohol: 15%

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 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,458
4.50 5
12/05/2008

Opening dark and dank this has a lovely cndied edge that reveal itself with moist gingerbread and candied apple tones that play off the earthy core of fruit. Great nuanced notes of spicy, dark herbs, black pepper, roast meat and subtle oak spices add complexity to the jellied cassis fruit. Turns decidedly dusty and even a touch musty over the course of dinner. In the mouth this remains rich and fleshy with great acidity and a fair amount of unresolved tannin adding volume and keeping this quite rigid in the mouth. Fresh and youthful with deep, dark fruit that veers off towards the roasted blackberry end of the spectrum and is flecked with dusty earth and spice notes. Pretty awesome stuff and it's only fault is that it is a touch simple. 92pts



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Varietal composition: 85 % Cabernet Sauvignon 5 % Cabernet Franc 5 % Merlot 2% Petit Verdot 2% Malbec 1% Syrah Flavor descriptors: Deep and dense with perfumed aromas and delicious flavors of blackberry, cassis, black olive and dark chocolate. Smooth and supple, with fine-grained tannins, good acid and a lengthy finish. Wine analysis: Total acid: 0.65 % Final pH: 3.57 Residual sugar: 0.71% Alcohol: 15%

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