1996 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
70 Ratings
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70 Ratings
1996 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

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

Deep ruby-red. Explosive, somewhat feral, highly aromatic nose of cassis, roast coffee, game, smoky oak and chocolate; shows a very strong torrefaction aspect. Lush, rich and deep; has a pliancy and d...

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Deep ruby-red. Explosive, somewhat feral, highly aromatic nose of cassis, roast coffee, game, smoky oak and chocolate; shows a very strong torrefaction aspect. Lush, rich and deep; has a pliancy and d...

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)