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2006 Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
9 Ratings
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9 Ratings
2006 Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Wine Description

Tannins are chewy and mouth-coating, merging with engaging flavors of blackberry, black plum and cassis and just a hint of black olive. All this power is knit together into a harmonious whole to create a well-structured wine that makes a bold statement and culminates in a very long, satisfying finish.

96 Points, Wine Spectator:

"Pure, rich and concentrated, this bold, graceful wine offers a deep core of earthy currant, blackberry and plum, with hints of herb, mocha and black licorice, giving it uncommon complexity and depth. Ends with firm tannins and a long, persistent finish. Best from 2010 through 2017. 10,300 cases made. –JL" (10/15/2009)

94 Points, Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate:

"The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve offers a beautiful perfume of violets, black currants, and subtle oak, lead pencil shavings, and spice characteristics. This full-bodied, creamy textured Cabernet possesses superb concentration, lovely purity, and a multilayered mouthfeel. It should drink well for two decades or more." (Dec. 2008)

90 Points, Wine Enthusiast:

"A beautiful Cabernet, rich and soft and profoundly structured, showing near-perfect tannins. They melt in your mouth, yet retain firmness, and carry flavors of blackberries, black currants and cedar. Lacks the concentration of previous vintages, but is a lovely wine for now and over the next six years. S.H." (12/15/2009)

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Tannins are chewy and mouth-coating, merging with engaging flavors of blackberry, black plum and cassis and just a hint of black olive. All this power is knit together into a harmonious whole to create a well-structured wine that makes a bold statement and culminates in a very long, satisfying finish.

96 Points, Wine Spectator:

"Pure, rich and concentrated, this bold, graceful wine offers a deep core of earthy currant, blackberry and plum, with hints of herb, mocha and black licorice, giving it uncommon complexity and depth. Ends with firm tannins and a long, persistent finish. Best from 2010 through 2017. 10,300 cases made. –JL" (10/15/2009)

94 Points, Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate:

"The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve offers a beautiful perfume of violets, black currants, and subtle oak, lead pencil shavings, and spice characteristics. This full-bodied, creamy textured Cabernet possesses superb concentration, lovely purity, and a multilayered mouthfeel. It should drink well for two decades or more." (Dec. 2008)

90 Points, Wine Enthusiast:

"A beautiful Cabernet, rich and soft and profoundly structured, showing near-perfect tannins. They melt in your mouth, yet retain firmness, and carry flavors of blackberries, black currants and cedar. Lacks the concentration of previous vintages, but is a lovely wine for now and over the next six years. S.H." (12/15/2009)

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    sharethevine

    ripe red fruits on nose and some cassis. flavors of strawberry and dense ripe berries with viscous mouth feel. medium plus tannins, but opened up after decanting. long finish and balanced even though 15.5%.

    almost 3 years
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    aksnowden

    WS 96; rich, bold, graceful; deep core of earthy currant, blkberry, plum, hints of herb, mocha, blk licorice; firm tannins and long persistant finish

    over 4 years
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    Fellow Drync'er

    good cab, buy under $30, drink until 2012

    over 4 years
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    rinnocenzi

    WS 96 WA 94

    almost 2 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
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  • Wine Spectator
  • Vintage Chart
    Rating for United States-California: 91 (slightly better than average year)

    Drinkability: young, aging quickly, could be good now