Michael Mondavi Family

Emblem Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.958 ratings
8.79 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

8.2

Inky ruby color. A plush fragrance of black currant, blueberries, and bitter blackberries mingles with caramel sweetness and a whiff of cypress. The wine’s oak provides frame for its splashy fruits, and the powdery tannins are a somewhat-relief. A big, smiling, ripe, and easygoing wine. 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Syrah, 7% Petite Sirah, 4% Zinfandel, 4% Petit Verdot. Fifteen months in French oak, two-thirds new. 14.4% abv | $35 (sample)

Inky ruby color. A plush fragrance of black currant, blueberries, and bitter blackberries mingles with caramel sweetness and a whiff of cypress. The wine’s oak provides frame for its splashy fruits, and the powdery tannins are a somewhat-relief. A big, smiling, ripe, and easygoing wine. 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Syrah, 7% Petite Sirah, 4% Zinfandel, 4% Petit Verdot. Fifteen months in French oak, two-thirds new. 14.4% abv | $35 (sample)

2 people found it helpfulFeb 26th, 2015
Christopher Ryan

Big juicy taste and a little floral note on the tongue too.

Big juicy taste and a little floral note on the tongue too.

1 person found it helpfulAug 12th, 2016
Travis Kohout

Not the best ive had from mondavi but still what you would want and expect from a napa cab

Not the best ive had from mondavi but still what you would want and expect from a napa cab

1 person found it helpfulJun 3rd, 2016
Jennifer

My favorite at Lindsey's wine tasting party. (Second cheapest out of four. $30)

My favorite at Lindsey's wine tasting party. (Second cheapest out of four. $30)

1 person found it helpfulMay 15th, 2016
Jessica Ganter

Not nearly as deep as I was expecting. Almost tastes like a Pinot Noir. Still, pretty good wine.

Not nearly as deep as I was expecting. Almost tastes like a Pinot Noir. Still, pretty good wine.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 13th, 2016
Douglas Profenius

Pretty homey-dark fruit, leather, chocolate. Good with the weather we've been getting in Aspen.

Pretty homey-dark fruit, leather, chocolate. Good with the weather we've been getting in Aspen.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 3rd, 2016
Ryan Cook

Really nice cab from Total Wine - great price point too. Would definitely buy it again.

Really nice cab from Total Wine - great price point too. Would definitely buy it again.

1 person found it helpfulJan 18th, 2016
Michael Chelus

Blackberry, cassis, black cherry, eucalyptus, licorice, mossy earth and oak. Great structure and well-integrated tannins.

Blackberry, cassis, black cherry, eucalyptus, licorice, mossy earth and oak. Great structure and well-integrated tannins.

1 person found it helpfulJan 18th, 2016
Joe Tito

I remember liking this a lot more last time I tried it.

I remember liking this a lot more last time I tried it.

Feb 20th, 2016
Kasey Dutra

At the battery after comedy show. Cab Sauv

At the battery after comedy show. Cab Sauv

Aug 31st, 2015