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75 Ratings
Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
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Wine Description

(From 2008 Vintage) The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is a big wine loaded with black fruit, cedar, licorice, grilled herbs and tar. Layers of flavor build effortlessly to the muscular, virile finish. Despite its size, the 2008 Reserve maintains elements of classicism that serve to balance some of the wine’s more extroverted leanings. The wine impresses for its depth, expressive inner perfume and beautifully integrated tannins.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2002 Vintage) "Bright ruby. Deep, sappy aromas of blackcurrant, licorice, graphite, sassafras and espresso. Fat, rich and broad, with layered flavors of cassis, mocha and sexy oak. Offers an impressive combination of fullness and vibrancy. Finishes very long and fine, with cassis, mineral and sweet oak notes. I suspect this wine will develop in a more interesting way than many 2002s with even higher alcohol and lower acidity."-IWC 92-95 Points "The stylish, elegant 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve (8,3...

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2002 Vintage) 7% Merlot; 6%Cabernet Franc; 2% Petit Verdot; 2% Malbec. Here is a beautifully made wine that reminds that Cabernet is and should not be defined solely by ripeness and hard-charging oak, for, while it may have plenty of each, it shows exceptional balance and genuine finesse, and it is defined first and last by its precise and unwavering curranty fruit. It is wine with plenty of potential, its polish and poise notwithstanding, and it deserves at least a four or five years in the cellar in which to...
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2002 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2002 Vintage)
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2002 Vintage)
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2007 Vintage)