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Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2007

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Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2007

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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
89065212,809
3.00 5
10/09/2012

This is quite oaky on the nose with tea, black spice and sweet vanilla aromas over some soft prune fruit. Rather large-scaled in the mouth with a soft, rich and creamy texture and some obvious alcohol on the palate. The mid-palate shows a lot of wood tannins. Creamy caramel and dried ginger accents to the cranberry and red cherry fruit pick up some mint on the modest, drying finish. 84pts


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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
3.50 5
08/12/2009

For a bargain chardonnay, this is a great, crisp wine with apples and almost a hint of cinnamon with great montrachet-like buttery toasty oak. Not great depth, but a tasty wine for the price. Try it! 8/12/09


Snooth User: gr
63391,072
2.50 5
04/12/2009

I'm not a big fan (or connoisseur) of chardonnay, but this is perfectly drinkable one with a hint of dry grass on the nose.


Snooth User: jdot
74799136
3.50 5
08/29/2008

Good, drinkable, relatively cheap wine. Great for a light dinner on a warm summer night.

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  • Snooth User: GoinGray
    737701,347
    3.00 5
    10/07/2009

    Scent is a bit earthy, with smoky licorice. Smooth start, smoky cherry with a tangy finish.


    Snooth User: rar8888
    1580261,280
    4.50 5
    07/22/2011

    I was able to pick this bottle up for $22 and I should have bought a case!!! Great bottle filled with classic Napa tones of blackberry and toasty vanilla.


    Snooth User: rar8888
    1580261,280
    4.00 5
    07/22/2011

    Very nice bottle for the price. Everything you expect from a great year at Napa and a great producer.


    Snooth User: Philip James
    112,549
    3.50 5
    10/16/2009

    A good solid wine. Well priced and with consistently good fruit and medium tannins. There's a reason why the company was sold for over $1bn.


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    External Reviews for Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

    07/05/2011

    "Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. There are elements of an ambitious wine here


    11/12/2010

    Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. This oak-influenced effort starts out quite happily with very rich aromas redolent of apples, toast and sweet cream, and, while it initially impresses as a big, well-ripened wine, it surprises a bit by being fairly firm and less outgoing in the mouth. It tastes of green apples and citrus and keeps its oak nicely in check, and it should expand and show more complexity if it is allowed to rest quietly for at least a year or two.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.


    11/12/2010

    Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. There are elements of an ambitious wine here, yet for all of its size, its obvious oak and its amplified ripeness, this one is a bit of a plain Jane when it comes to clear Cabernet fruit and gives up to dry tannins and overt heat without ever expressing much in the way of varietal soul.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.


    11/12/2010

    Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. More attractive in nose than mouth, this wine starts with aromas of green apples, roasted grains, stones and tart citrus, delivered at low volume but decently focused nonetheless. A slightly round start on the palate fails to lead to like-minded flavors, however, and a shortened finish ensues. The world has every right to expect more from Mondavi in a great vintage.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.


    11/12/2010

    Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Sweet oak, hints of dark coffee and a dusting of cocoa overlie solid, ripe-cherry fruit first in the focused aromas and then again in the medium-deep flavors of this solidly varietal offering. While the label's claim of 16% alcohol raises some real apprehension, we must admit to finding little heat here and applaud the wine's surprising sense balance. The wine is neither soft nor overdone, and it is in fact slightly restrained and just firm enough to argue for few further years of age.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Cellar for future drinking. Wine will improve with bottle aging.


    07/05/2011

    "Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Sweet oak


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    02/14/2013

    Deep bright ruby. Very ripe nuanced nose and palate offer cassis minerals graphite and licorice plus a complicating note of tarry oak. Sweet dense and rich with classic Oakville cabernet flavors; strongly mineral- and soil-driven. Offers a lovely combination of fat chewiness and sheer power. Finish with a mouthful of sweet tannins and excellent structure for a graceful evolution in bottle. This has turned out very well and should ultimately surpass the 2006.


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    Meyer lemon and honeysuckle mingling with a hint of clove and toasty oak. Elevated flavors of juicy Gala apple, lemon, a lick of crème brulee and a tinge of minerality echo on the palate, evolving into a long, toasty finish. A hugely flavorful, weighty wine whose subtle acids keep it lithe and lively.

    Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2007

    Closure: Cork

    Notes: 100% barrel-fermented (47% in new oak)

    Wine Specs:

    Total Acidity: 0.70 grams per liter

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