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74 Ratings
Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

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Wine Description

A dark, sumptuous beauty, the Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve To Kalon Vineyard boasts marvelous depth and pure texture. Hints of mocha, espresso, cloves, new leather and menthol wrap around a core of dark, pliant fruit. The has just been bottled, but it is already hugely expressive. In particular, the addition of 7% Cabernet Franc is quite noticeable in the wine's super-expressive, resonant aromatics.

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    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%.

    over 6 years
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  • Wine Advocate
    (1994 Vintage)
  • Robert Parker
    (2007 Vintage)
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2001 Vintage) Simply one of the best wines in the world. On a par with the first growths of Bordeaux; capable of long term cellaring but also enjoyable now, bursting with dark berry fruit. Although packed with blackberry, cassis and spice, this wine has a beautifully pure mineral component that lifts the wine on your palate, making it seem simultaneously chewy and silky at the same time. 38% of this vintage is made with grapes from the one of the jewels of Napa mdash; the To Kalon Vineyard.
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2001 Vintage) Deep ruby. Reticent but highly nuanced nose hints at black raspberry, cassis, smoke, espresso and minerals. Very complex, rich and sharply focused, with captivating flavors of cassis, bitter chocolate, menthol, tobacco and earth. Rather backward wine, yet suave and seamless; this is balanced from the start but has the structure to develop in bottle for 15 to 20 years. Juicy finish features big, broad tannins and a sweet suggestion of chocolate. Wears its 14.6% alcohol gracefully.
  • Wine Advocate
    (2001 Vintage)