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Mid Valley Wine & Liquor USD 1000.00 6000ml

Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1978

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Tasting Notes: 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. Apearance: Deep, dense, dark, blue-tinged color • Hand-harvested in cool morning hours • Fermented in a combination of stainless steel and oak tanks • 29 days of maceration (skin contact) to soften tannins • Barrel-to-barrel racking to develop flavors • 14 months of aging in French oak château barrels (20% new oak)

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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 Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,327
3.50 5
12/05/2008

Intense and dark on the nose with black olive and heb tones backing up the black, sweet, chunky black cassisy fruit. There are still touches of oak and even a hint or eraser in an herbal sort of way that grows into a blond cigar box note. Big and chunky in the mouth with fine structure combining ripe tannins and good acidity. Fleshy on the midpalate but just a bit loose on the backend with flavors that lack intensity this none-the-less offers up some nice, pure, dark fruit. A bit simple but still an attractive glass. 87pts


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Snooth User: Pinkie
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4.50 5
10/12/2009

Clean air nose,


External Reviews for Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/28/2010

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1978 Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/28/2010

Dark, ripe and flavorful, with a complex array of mature dried cherry, plum, anise and cedar notes. Shows a measure of restraint and finesse and finishes with an aftertaste that echoes its mature but complex flavors.--1978 California Cabernet Retrosp... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1978 Mondavi, Robert Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 3000ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/31/2010

Clearly on the downside, with oxidized flavors, it can still be enjoyed--just decant prior to drinking. Gives hints of dried cherry and plum, dashes of anise and sage. Drink up.--1978 California Cabernet retrospective. (JL) Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1978 Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml



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Tasting Notes: 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. Apearance: Deep, dense, dark, blue-tinged color • Hand-harvested in cool morning hours • Fermented in a combination of stainless steel and oak tanks • 29 days of maceration (skin contact) to soften tannins • Barrel-to-barrel racking to develop flavors • 14 months of aging in French oak château barrels (20% new oak)

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