Exhibits vibrant flavors and crisp acidity with fruit aromas that remind you of citrus, pear and melon. This North Coast wine has a hint of spice that adds interest with each sip. We often call Sauvignon Blanc the chameleon wine because it matches with so many foods, each bringing out the wines nuances.
International Wine Cellar(2003 Vintage) Good ruby-red. Currant, mocha, espresso and chocolate on the nose; more deeply pitched than the merlot. Then sweet, full and dense, with ripe flavors of redcurrant, mocha and tobacco. Finishes with substantial but nicely buffered tannins and a slightly roasted quality.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2003 Vintage) Mondavi's basic Cabernet starts out well enough with attractive aromas of ripe cherries and fairly rich oak, but its simple flavors run afoul of blunting tannins, and its fundamental fruit is lost to tongue-drying astringency. In need of some five or more years of softening, it never finds a sufficiently fruity voice to convince us that it will age into beauty.