Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville, Napa Valley 2011

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An intriguingly deep color leads to highly fragrant aromas and fleshy dark fruits, sage, bay leaf, and a gentle touch...

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Clean, clear and well made, this wine is a classic expression of Chardonnay. Peach, apricot and cream aromas are medium in their intensity. The pal... Read more

Rather perfumy on the nose with creamy raw almond undertones to the slightly spicy pineapple and pear fruit on the nose. This turns even more flora... Read more

Ripe and jammy on the nose with a nice base of well judged mocha, vanilla oak and a dusting of clove over soft, slightly minty black currant fruit.... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville, Napa Valley

Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
8346472,163
3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 10/17/2014

Clean, clear and well made, this wine is a classic expression of Chardonnay. Peach, apricot and cream aromas are medium in their intensity. The palate opens up bold and inviting, with powerful white grape and peach flavors, a good dose of fresh acidity to drive the palate, and a finish of bold fruit and creamy oak.


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,220
3.50 5
03/17/2014

Rather perfumy on the nose with creamy raw almond undertones to the slightly spicy pineapple and pear fruit on the nose. This turns even more floral with air. Crisp on entry with nice bright acids driving an apple laden midpalate that picks up some creme brulee and key lime pie flavors on the backend. Just a slightly creamy edge adds textural detail to the fairly bright midpalate. the flavors are a bit simple and lack the brightness of the texture, but this is so easy to drink, finishing with a lightly veneer of oak spice and vanilla. Has a certain elegance to it but is simple. 87pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,220
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 11/08/2013

Ripe and jammy on the nose with a nice base of well judged mocha, vanilla oak and a dusting of clove over soft, slightly minty black currant fruit. This is rather bright on entry with rich ripe prune and blackberry flavors supported by vibrant acidity, almost too vibrant in that it lends a citrus cast to the palate., though it does make this easy to drink. The ripeness eventually breaks through the acid barrier and the wood adds its weight on the backend before this fades on a modest, slightly dry and woody finish. Still it easy to drink and the freshness combined with the powerful fruit makes for an attractive package, though it tastes a bit like black currant jam on toast with cinnamon sugar. 89pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,220
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 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


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,220
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 02/15/2010

Young notes on the nose recall coffee cream with a buttery edge over jammy red fruits with hints of herb, leather and a touch of medicinal, cola syrup. On the palater this is balanced with prominent acidity and emerging floral inner mouth perfume. It’s a bit tight on the mid-palate with good extract and a chewy feel, yet this is not particularly rich feeling. There’s a bit of vanilla that peaks out on the moderate finish, which is balanced by notes of chocolate, tobacco and cassis fruit. This may very well improve with age as almost every Mondavi Reserve has, but I have some doubts about where this is headed. 88pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,220
3.50 5
Vintage: 2000 02/15/2010

From 6 liter This starts out a bit shallow on the nose with significant notes of herbs and tea dominating the aromatics. The fruit is there, rather compact, dark and not particularly distinctive. On the palate this offers an attractive blend of toast, gravel dust, light smoke and tomato leaf tones that add complexity to the fruit. It’s a touch lean, but is almost silky with an elegant, refined feel and a nice, crisp finish. 88pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,220
4.00 5
Vintage: 1981 02/15/2010

Write your review here, and rate the wine from 1 to 5 glasses above.From 6 liter This is quite obviously old with notes of carrots and parsnips on the nose that slowly fade into the background, adding a dusty vegetal character to the emergent black currant fruit. On the palate this is fully resolved with a silky feel and complex, layered flavors of sweet fruit, cedar, cigarbox tones and hints of freshly cut grass and roasted coffee beans on the long finish. There is no doubt that this is past prime, even in this large format, but the wine still is captivating, with excellent balance. 90pts


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Snooth User: Mrs Chicago
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2012 02/13/2014

Good buy


Snooth User: Dan183
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4.00 5
10/21/2010

Excellent all around wine, great for mostly any occasion.


Snooth User: solargecko
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0.00 5
10/09/2010

Recommended by WYPR's Cellar Notes (as a picnic wine).

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  • Snooth User: solargecko
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    0.00 5
    10/09/2010

    Recommended by WYPR's Cellar Notes (as a picnic wine).

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  • Snooth User: ijpanko
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    4.00 5
    12/26/2012

    very smooth, very nice


    Snooth User: woodiah
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    3.00 5
    01/05/2010

    Rich

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    Snooth User: EMark
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    3.50 5
    Vintage: 2010 04/08/2014

    More red than purple in the glass. Fairly big nose reporting oak and berry. Quite a big blast of berry fruit on introduction to the tongue, but it really does not take over. More earthy things happen as the wine passes over the tongue. Then there is a bit of woodiness at the back of the palate. Tannin and acid from the back of the palate and the tongue suggest more years of aging would be rewarded. US$34.79 at Costco in Chino Hills in 2013.


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    External Reviews for Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville, Napa Valley

    External Review
    Source: The Wine Buyer
    Vintage: 2012 12/25/2013

    Our Merlot displays all the attributes that make this variety so popular: bright aromas and flavors of smooth cherry, plum and strawberry with hints of cedar, black olive and spice-supported by a supple texture with fine-grained tannins and bright acidity. These qualities come from choice Central Coast Merlot grapes, with 9% Syrah for enhanced color and richness. The Central Coast American Viticultural Area (AVA), especially Monterey County, provides the temperate climate, cool breezes and moist alluvial soils in which Merlot thrives, developing ripe, fruity flavors while retaining good balancing acidity. We enhance the wine's pure fruit flavors with just a hint of oak for roundness and complexity.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2012 10/04/2012

    Excellent representation of a Napa Valley cab at a great value! Opens with dark cherries and plums before sliding into ripe fruit and suttle oak.Enjoy with a nice filet mignon! Robert Mondavi Website


    External Review
    Source: The Wine Buyer
    Vintage: 2012 11/22/2014

    A classic expression of Napa Valley Cabernet at its best: Remarkably rich and concentrated. Tantalizing entry - almost sweet with blackberry essence, it evolves into a plush, mouth filling compote of black fruit, beautifully integrated with woodsy and mineral notes, mocha, tobacco and clove. For all its volume the delivery is surprisingly fresh and supple, with a long, mocha-infused finish.


    External Review
    Source: The Wine Buyer
    Vintage: 2012 12/11/2013

    This Cabernet Sauvignon brims with blackberries, plums and spices, with soft oak nuances from barrel aging.


    External Review
    Source: The Wine Buyer
    02/16/2013

    This Cabernet Sauvignon brims with blackberries, plums and spices, with soft oak nuances from barrel aging.


    External Review
    Source: We Speak Wine
    08/06/2014

    A classic example of intensity tempered by elegance and finesse. A lush, fruity core of ripe blackberry, juicy red and black currant and sweet crème de cassis fleshes out steadily on the palate, interwoven with black currant leaf, mocha and a savory hint of black pepper. There's a refreshing brightness to the fruit from the beginning all the way through to the lingering, velvety finish. - WineryVarietal composition:84% Cabernet Sauvignon8% Cabernet Franc5% Merlot3% Petit VerdotTotal acid: 6.4 g/LFinal pH: 3.54Residual sugar: 0.30 g/LAlcohol: 14% by volume ** SOLD OUT **


    External Review
    Source: The Wine Buyer
    12/17/2013

    Lush and velvety, this Merlot brims with ripe dark fruit and sweet spice character from grapes grown in the southern half of Napa Valley, from Oakville to the Los Carneros region.


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    Winemaker's Notes:

    An intriguingly deep color leads to highly fragrant aromas and fleshy dark fruits, sage, bay leaf, and a gentle touch of black pepper spice on the palate with a savory finish that works seamlessly together. The lively freshness and good structure came easily with the cooler season, and patient barrel maturation provided exactly what we love about Oakville Cabernet: its dense rich mouth feel, complexity, and long finish. 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, 2% Merlot, and 2% Malbec.

    An intriguingly deep color leads to highly fragrant aromas and fleshy dark fruits, sage, bay leaf, and a gentle touch of black pepper spice on the palate with a savory finish that works seamlessly together. The lively freshness and good structure came easily with the cooler season, and patient barrel maturation provided exactly what we love about Oakville Cabernet: its dense rich mouth feel, complexity, and long finish. 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, 2% Merlot, and 2% Malbec.

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    Alcohol: 14%

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