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2009 Robert Mondavi Napa Cabernet SauvignonBlend from United States

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Wine: "A classic expression of Napa Valley Cabernet at its best: Remarkably rich and concentrated. Tantalizing entry - almost sweet with blackberry essence, it evolves into ...

  • 91 Wine Enthusiast
  • 89 Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
  • 88 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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Editors' Choice
"Textbook Napa Cab. It's dry, smoothly tannic and subtle, with blackberry, cassis and dark chocolate flavors nicely intrigued with herbs, tobacco and cedar. Just delicious now and for the next few years. -SH" (06/12)

89 Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media

"Uncorked and poured immediately: Bright red-ruby. Pure but reticent nose hints at currant, cedar, flowers and fresh herbs. Supple, silky and rather easygoing, with fruit-driven flavors of redcurrant and cherry. Finishes with broad, dusty tannins. From another bottle decanted three hours before my tasting: Similar color. Chocolate and wild herbs on the nose. Deeper and longer than the first sample, with a more sophisticated quality to the tannins." (05/12)

88 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is a terrific value. Mint, violets, black cherries, licorice and tar are some of the nuances that emerge from this gorgeous, fruit-driven Cabernet Sauvignon. Readers will be hard pressed to find another wine that delivers this much quality for the money. In 2009 the blend is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 2% Syrah, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016." (12/11)

Product Description:

Wine:
"A classic expression of Napa Valley Cabernet at its best: Remarkably rich and concentrated. Tantalizing entry - almost sweet with blackberry essence, it evolves into a plush, mouth filling compote of black fruit, beautifully integrated with woodsy and mineral notes, mocha, tobacco and clove. For all its volume the delivery is surprisingly fresh and supple, with a long, mocha-infused finish." - Winery

Winery:
"With its legacy of more than 40 years of fine winemaking, the Robert Mondavi Winery is a shining symbol of Napa Valley. Founded in 1966, the winery's beautiful architecture by Cliff May reflects the missions of early California history. When you come to visit us at Robert Mondavi Winery, you will experience our commitment to education and the arts, pursuit of innovation, and dedication to producing fine wines that stand in the company of the great wines of the world. Come learn about the history of winemaking in California and share in our philosophy of integrating wine, food and the arts into gracious living. Sadly, Mr. Mondavi passed away in the spring of 2008 at the age of 95. He leaves a true legacy of his deeds. Many of us would not be in the wine business nor would wine, especially California/Napa Valley wines, be so appreciated by consumers world wide!" - Distributor

This wine was also rated 87 Points by the Wine Spectator.

Product Detail

Item # 67188
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Napa
Ratings

91 - Wine Enthusiast

89 - Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media

88 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2009
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah / Shiraz, Petit Verdot
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper, green bean, blueberry, strawberry, lead, cedar, molasses and dark fruit
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, spice box, dark fruit, mocha and vanilla