Robert Mondavi Winery Pinot Noir Carneros 2012

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This Robert Mondavi 2012 Pinot Noir is 100% Pinot Noir from the Caneros Region in Napa. Aged for 5 months in French o...

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This is fairly oaky on the nose and obviously so, with nice cherry fruit under the oak along with a hint of river stone and some vanilla bean. Smoo... Read more

Very dark and cola-scented with noticeable alcohol, gentle herb notes, some distinct nutmeg tones and baked black cherry fruit. On entry this is ri... Read more

Write your review here, and rate the wine from 1 to 5 glasses above.This really offers up some nice, complex aromatics that start off rather pine f... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Robert Mondavi Winery Pinot Noir Carneros

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065201,930
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 11/19/2012

This is fairly oaky on the nose and obviously so, with nice cherry fruit under the oak along with a hint of river stone and some vanilla bean. Smooth and understated, though with a certain richness in the mouth. This builds quickly, showing off dark cherry fruit backed up with noticeable tannins and creamy, toasty oak. The fruit takes on flashes of raspberry on the mid-palate and the spice integrates well then returns along with a wash of wood tannin on the moderately long, slightly sticky and hot finish. This will prove to be very popular but it's a touch clumsy with the oak for me. 88pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065201,930
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 12/09/2010

Very dark and cola-scented with noticeable alcohol, gentle herb notes, some distinct nutmeg tones and baked black cherry fruit. On entry this is rich and voluptuous with tons of sweet black cherry fruit and a touch of baking spices. The acids are well integrated and the tannins give a very lightly dusty feel to the mid-palate. The wine has some attractive herbal nuances on the mid-palate, with a hint of citrus peel popping out toward the backend. The finish is a bit short but this is holding its alcohol very well. A rich, dense style of Pinot that many will enjoy but it lacks the elegance of Pinot Noir. 88pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065201,930
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 02/15/2010

Write your review here, and rate the wine from 1 to 5 glasses above.This really offers up some nice, complex aromatics that start off rather pine foresty with really sweet wood tones that recall coffee cream, and marshmallows but gains some depth with a meaty note and accents of sweet pipe tobacco and some dried tomato. On entry this is sweet but quickly turns hard and angular with tough little tannins fighting the small red fruits for your attention. The tannins win on the moderately short finish, which is also a tad hot.This just may need time but is a little disappointing. 86pts


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Snooth User: Andy Lopez
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 11/21/2012

My first impression of this wine was that the grape flavor overpowered all the other ones on the first taste. The wine became more balanced and smooth after a while.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,199
2.50 5
Vintage: 2008 01/16/2010

Nothing exciting. Perhaps it's just too young and needs more development in the bottle. Sweet fruity notes, but no complexity. A bit unbalanced. Not what I expect from Carneros pinot noir. - Tasted at Marché Bacchus 1/16/10


Snooth User: Kelsey Wilburn
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 08/11/2011

Pleasantly surprised by this Pinot.


Snooth User: traceyb
46422421
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 05/04/2010

Not too bad


Snooth User: cbone6
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 12/22/2010

Luscious and balanced, cherry nose with hints of truffles. Round in the mouth with long finish. A great expression of Carneros Pinot Noir.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,199
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 09/22/2009

Tasted at the winery 9/20/09


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 03/27/2009

Lots of cherry and some earthiness in the aromas. More depth to the cherries in the midpalate, which turns very much in the direction of black cherry. Some creaminess and chocolate notes in the aftertaste, along with baking spice. Not the silky texture I associate with Pinot Noir, but lots of grip in the midpalate for a wine at this price point. The texture improves with air. Hard to argue with at $11.


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External Reviews for Robert Mondavi Winery Pinot Noir Carneros

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

Robed in deep color, this Pinot Noir opens with the intense aromas of dark fruits - black cherries and plums - that echo on the palate. Well integrated acids bring a measure of vibrancy to the lush, fleshy texture, and fine-grained tannins lend structure into the smooth, lingering finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 03/14/2013

When Robert Mondavi founded the iconic Robert Mondavi Winery in 1966, his vision was to create fine Napa Valley wines that would stand in the company of the of the world s finest.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2011 04/11/2013

Robed in deep color, this Pinot Noir opens with the intense aromas of dark fruits - black cherries and plums - that echo on the palate. Well integrated acids bring a measure of vibrancy to the lush, fleshy texture, and fine-grained tannins lend structure into the smooth, lingering finish.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2010 02/06/2013

Robed in deep color, this Pinot Noir opens with the intense aromas of dark fruits - black cherries and plums - that echo on the palate. Well integrated acids bring a measure of vibrancy to the lush, fleshy texture, and fine-grained tannins lend structure into the smooth, lingering finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 10/11/2012

When Robert Mondavi founded the iconic Robert Mondavi Winery in 1966, his vision was to create fine Napa Valley wines that would stand in the company of the of the world s finest.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 05/22/2011

Good bright, dark red. Red berries and flowers on the nose, with a high-toned suggestion of strawberry syrup. Sweet and fruity but a bit simple, with strawberry and redcurrant dominating; some hints of spicy oak. A tad dry on the back but probably best for drinking over the next three or four years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 05/23/2011

Medium cherry red. Medium-bodied. Moderately extracted. Moderately oaked. Moderately tannic. Rich cherry aromas with vanilla accents lead a rounded palate with some depth of fruit flavors and a hint of astringent tannins giving some authority to the finish.


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Winemaker's Notes:

This Robert Mondavi 2012 Pinot Noir is 100% Pinot Noir from the Caneros Region in Napa. Aged for 5 months in French oak barrels (26% new), this California red offers lovely aromas of plum, berry, brown sugar and spice. On the rich palate, it is well-balanced with a silky texture and a long finish.

This Robert Mondavi 2012 Pinot Noir is 100% Pinot Noir from the Caneros Region in Napa. Aged for 5 months in French oak barrels (26% new), this California red offers lovely aromas of plum, berry, brown sugar and spice. On the rich palate, it is well-balanced with a silky texture and a long finish.

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