Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2005

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An inky wine that follows through on the promise of its deep, dark color to deliver intensity in every way. In the no...

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I had this wine at Maggiano's in Philly on a recommendation and I thought it was wonderful. I'm normally not a fan of really full-bodied wines, bu... Read more

Earthy and deep with black fruit aromas. Palate is full bodied with loads of ripe fruit, some nice spice and warm tannins. Read more

A crowd pleaser. This wine doesn't try to do any fancy tricks but is very enjoyable. Tannins are pretty well balanced now, so I'm not sure how this... Read more

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User Reviews for Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Snooth User: SelenaK
3256242
4.00 5
10/15/2007

I had this wine at Maggiano's in Philly on a recommendation and I thought it was wonderful. I'm normally not a fan of really full-bodied wines, but this had a great taste to it, a wonderful aroma, and went very well with my lasagna.


3.50 5
08/08/2008

Earthy and deep with black fruit aromas. Palate is full bodied with loads of ripe fruit, some nice spice and warm tannins.


Snooth User: Adam Levin
772801,757
3.00 5
08/08/2008

A crowd pleaser. This wine doesn't try to do any fancy tricks but is very enjoyable. Tannins are pretty well balanced now, so I'm not sure how this wine would stand up to aging.


Snooth User: jkagel
81001919
4.00 5
11/07/2008

Deep clear red/purple in color. Excellent nose (Lush fruit with hints of chocolate). Sits calmly on the palette and tastes of chocolate, cassias, and balanced tannins with a smooth finish


Snooth User: Stoney Point
7917938
5.00 5
07/11/2008

Outstanding! One of the best wines I've tried. Smooth, velvety, lingures and warms. Great aromas, you can taste the berries and spices. Just a great, great wine.


Snooth User: oceank8
557082,029
3.50 5
06/30/2008

Flavors of blackberry and currents with a medium length finish.


Snooth User: GoinGray
737701,347
3.50 5
09/12/2009

Blend of 5 grapes. Scents of wood, smoke, and berries. Tangy start, dry berry flavor with a smoky finish.


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External Reviews for Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The rsquo;93 Reserve outperformed the rsquo;92 at the winery, revealing a concentrated, splendidly saturated dark purple color, sweet, intense aromas of chocolate, smoke, vanilla beans, and rich blackcurrant fruit. The wine tastes more extracted than the rsquo;92, with a sweeter, more expansive, glycerin-imbued mid-section and finish. Although it carries as much tannin as the rsquo;92, the tannin is riper as well as better integrated. The rsquo;93 is a 25ndash;30 year wine that ideally needs another 4ndash;5 years of cellaring.


External Review
01/18/2009

Wine Enthusiast ReviewRated 91A lovely young Cab, rich and balanced, and with the elegance you expect from this producer. Made from all 5 Bordeaux varieties, with a drop of Syrah, the wine is potent in red and black currant, blackberry and new oak flavors, with sweetly ripe tannins. Delicious now, it should develop through 2015.Wine Tasting NotesOur Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon unfolds in velvety layers of blackberry, cassis, mineral, violet and licorice character. These rich, expressive flavors come from the diverse soils and climates of vineyards located primarily in Oakville and Stags Leap District American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) of Napa Valley. The vintage gave the wine solid tannins that support the dense, dark fruit character and provide excellent length on the palate. We aged the wine in French oak chateau barrels for over a year to enhance the smooth texture and add spicy oak accents.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Dark, ripe and intense, with a tight core of currant, mineral, earth and spice flavors. Turns dry and austere on the finish, where the flavors show more earthy qualities. Best to cellar into 1999.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Supple and rich, bursting with ripe fruit in a generous style, with beautifully focused black cherry and currant flavors that are lively and elegant, tannins in the background, very fine texture and flavors that linger long and full on the finish. Great harmony, delicacy and toasty French oak. Drink 1992ndash;2000.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
03/25/2010

92 points - Wine Spectator "Sleek, elegant and polished A refined yet rich and complex effort, with a mix of mint, currant, bay leaf, sage and dusty berry flavors Firms up on the finish, where the tannins are firm yet supple and integrated" James Laube


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Ratings & Tags for Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

142448 Snooth User: drsint
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3.50 5
07/04/2012

142448 Snooth User: drsint
rated this wine
3.50 5
07/04/2012

142448 Snooth User: drsint
rated this wine
3.50 5
07/04/2012

142448 Snooth User: drsint
rated this wine
3.50 5
07/04/2012

142448 Snooth User: drsint
rated this wine
3.50 5
07/04/2012

rated this wine
3.00 5
07/17/2007

81001 Snooth User: jkagel
rated this wine
3.50 5
03/05/2010

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Winemaker's Notes:

90 points Wine Enthusiast: What's so nice about this wine is that it has full-throttle Chard personality while keeping everything so balanced that it's also a versatile food wine. You can't say that about a lot of Chardonnays. Mainly it's the acidity, but also the complex, subtle interplay of fruit and oak. A very nice job. (Sep 2007)

Tasting Notes:

An inky wine that follows through on the promise of its deep, dark color to deliver intensity in every way. In the nose, ripe aromas of wild blueberry merge with a hint of black olive and notes of spice and vanilla derived from aging in new French oak. In the mouth, the powerful tannins are chewy and generous, and beautifully balanced by the wine’s equally dense flavors of black fruits—blackberry, black cherry, boysenberry and crème de cassis. Vibrant and alive with fresh acidity, the 2005 Reserve is a powerful wine that carries its considerable muscle with elegance and style Deep, dark color signals the wine’s intensity. Aromas of wild blueberry contain hints of black olive and spicy vanilla from oak aging. Dense flavors of blackberry, black cherry and boysenberry are enhanced by elegantly powerful tannins and vibrant acidity

90 points Wine Enthusiast: What's so nice about this wine is that it has full-throttle Chard personality while keeping everything so balanced that it's also a versatile food wine. You can't say that about a lot of Chardonnays. Mainly it's the acidity, but also the complex, subtle interplay of fruit and oak. A very nice job. (Sep 2007)

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