Robert Mondavi Winery

Private Selection Aged in Bourbon Barrels Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Yes friends, I fell for the oldest gimmick in the book - a drink fad. I picked up this bottle at my local target, intrigued with a wine aged in used bourbon barrels. Bourbon barrels are made of exclusively American oak that has been charred on the inside which, over time, yields the flavors we all identify with bourbon (caramel, butterscotch, vanilla, baking spices, smoke, etc.). A portion of the vintage is aged for three months in the bourbon barrels and amazingly, likely due to Cabernet Sauvignon's big bold character, the wine holds up and is maybe slightly better for it. Not surprising that the Mondavi label is at the forefront of this trend - the label has been a trend setter since it's maverick namesake starting making wine at his now renowned winery in Napa Valley in 1965. ~$17 | #mondavi #cabernetsauvignon

On the eyes: Deep, dull, opaque almost blood-like garnet, med+ stain, med+ tears. No gas/floc.

On the nose: Blackberry-blueberry jam, toasted oak, hints of caramel and spice. Med alcohol.

On the tongue: med+ tannin, med acid, med+ alcohol, full body, creamy/chewy. Black cherry-blackberry-strawberry jam, brown sugar, vanilla, a bit of butterscotch and toasted oak. Definitely taste the bourbon barrel on the finish. Unique, but not memorably unique.
— 3 years ago

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Robert Mondavi Winery

Reserve 50 Anniversary To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Another young one. Chocolate brownie and s’mores, with a coffee marshmallow. Rich vanilla bean creeps in, and warm plum jam that mysteriouslypowders atop pumpkin bread full of the usual spices aromatically. Grape-y, with grainy tannins, first skin of a dark red apple, red incense, cherry skins, lipstick with crispy beef and black soils. The final notes boast oak and blackberry, with cinnamon stick. The middle and finish give you an idea of the depth and breadth that the first aromas belie. #ToKalon #mondavi #robertmondavi #Napa #napavalley2013 #singlevineyard #Oakville #reserve #cabernetday #californiacab #cab — a year ago

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Robert Mondavi Winery

The Reserve To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

great example of #oakville #terroir #tokalon great integration of tannins and alcohol besides its age. black currants, fresh forests, black olives, beautiful finish of dried cooking herbs and leather #mondavi #napavalley — 4 years ago

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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

Charles (Chad) Bucklin

A deeply intense nose that was well polished. Med + complexity. The palate is full but pretty with great black fruit, graphite, and chocolate notes. The structure is sturdy but elegant and in great balance. The length was long. This is a perfectly made wine the lacks character and excitement. #opusone #napavalley #mondavi #rothschild #oakville #bordeauxblend #ctbucklinwine — 3 years ago

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Robert Mondavi Winery

Unfiltered Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

#mondavi typically delivers, but this had an almost vinegar nose and was very astringent. Not expected for a '98. — 4 years ago

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98'was a challenging year

Robert Mondavi Winery

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2012

Love #mondavi but this wine had a moldy cork :( #winewednesday — 5 years ago

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