1999 Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
71 Ratings
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71 Ratings
1999 Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2001 Vintage) "The best Reserve offering since 1994 is the 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, a 13,000-case blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Malbec and Petit Verdot. Half of the fruit emerges from the To-Kalon Vineyard. It possesses a pH of 3.7, and the alcohol is over 14%. Reminiscent of such vintages as 1990, 1991, and 1994, it boasts a saturated purple color as well as a sumptuous perfume of white chocolate, flowers, black currants, blackberries, and cigar smoke. Powerful, rich, and...

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Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2001 Vintage)
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2001 Vintage)
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 1997 Vintage) Sweetened up with the lovely, decidedly creamy oak that is a Mondavi hallmark, this bright, young Cabernet displays plenty of fruity concentration and suggests raspberries and a touch of currants in both scent and taste. Its rounded, somewhat juicy flavors are surprisingly accessible now, and it would seem that no more than three or four years of age are needed to bring this one to its polished best.
  • Robert Parker
    (From 1997 Vintage)
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1997 Vintage)