Robert Mondavi Winery

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.91978 ratings
9.1257 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Sean Trapani

Founder/Educator Wine Fluent, Consultant ABC Fine Wines & Spirits

8.4

Puff of pepper and red fruits. Table wine. Cab version.

Puff of pepper and red fruits. Table wine. Cab version.

Mar 25th, 2022
Sipping Fine Wine

Last ‘16 bottle. A blend of 85% Cab Sauv, 7% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot & 3% Cab Franc. Deep Ruby with aromas of fresh dark fruits and some minty notes. The palate shows plums, blackberries and black cherries with sweet spice and notes of cacao. This is a consistent wine and a good value, this is my house Cab. The finish has good length, firm tannins, on the smoother side, and is well balanced. Past it’s prime drink now.

Last ‘16 bottle. A blend of 85% Cab Sauv, 7% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot & 3% Cab Franc. Deep Ruby with aromas of fresh dark fruits and some minty notes. The palate shows plums, blackberries and black cherries with sweet spice and notes of cacao. This is a consistent wine and a good value, this is my house Cab. The finish has good length, firm tannins, on the smoother side, and is well balanced. Past it’s prime drink now.

Feb 6th, 2022
Anthony Pro

Overrated. I’ll go as far as to say all Napa wine is overpriced these days.

Like… it’s good. But really, I can buy a better Italian wine for half the price.

These days, the best American wine is coming from Oregon, not California. Don’t @ me.

Overrated. I’ll go as far as to say all Napa wine is overpriced these days.

Like… it’s good. But really, I can buy a better Italian wine for half the price.

These days, the best American wine is coming from Oregon, not California. Don’t @ me.

Jan 16th, 2022
Gregory Fulchiero

Ripe fruit, light spice, silky tannins and med acidity. Med - finish

Ripe fruit, light spice, silky tannins and med acidity. Med - finish

Dec 31st, 2018
"Odedi"

It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here's a nicely aged 14 year old from Napa Valley.

Dark purple in color with a short purplish rim.

Great nose of blueberries, blackcurrants, plums, black cherries, wood, vanilla, earth, forest floor, river rocks, leather, pencil lead, chocolates, vinaigrette, light alcohol, spices, peppercorn and black tea.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs, soft and graceful.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, cherries, raspberries, leather, smoke, chocolates, coffee, pencil lead, earth, vegetables, spices, bitter herbs, wet leaves, wood, vanilla, cloves, vinaigrette and dark coffee.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a great aged Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Fruity and balanced with earth notes and chocolates.

Showing great complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Soft and elegant. Reminds me of an aged Left Bank Bordeaux a little.

I really enjoyed smelling on it for a long time. A good sipping wine too, Interesting and one to talk with friends about.

This was a nice surprise. I did not think this inexpensive Cabernet would age so nicely.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with light appetizers and a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

Thank you Wendy for sharing this with me.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here's a nicely aged 14 year old from Napa Valley.

Dark purple in color with a short purplish rim.

Great nose of blueberries, blackcurrants, plums, black cherries, wood, vanilla, earth, forest floor, river rocks, leather, pencil lead, chocolates, vinaigrette, light alcohol, spices, peppercorn and black tea.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs, soft and graceful.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, cherries, raspberries, leather, smoke, chocolates, coffee, pencil lead, earth, vegetables, spices, bitter herbs, wet leaves, wood, vanilla, cloves, vinaigrette and dark coffee.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a great aged Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Fruity and balanced with earth notes and chocolates.

Showing great complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Soft and elegant. Reminds me of an aged Left Bank Bordeaux a little.

I really enjoyed smelling on it for a long time. A good sipping wine too, Interesting and one to talk with friends about.

This was a nice surprise. I did not think this inexpensive Cabernet would age so nicely.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with light appetizers and a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

Thank you Wendy for sharing this with me.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

Dec 14th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

This bottle came from the winery recently; which means its been stored perfectly and had little to no movement. With that said, it is still youthful 23 years later.

The fruits were ripe and beautiful. Blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, deep dark spice with heat that intensified the longer it was open and sat on the palate. The mouthfeel satiny but still showing structure and tannins. Crushed rock, leather, green bell pepper on the nose & palate; which usually says they had issues with the ripping of their fruit. All and all a good wine. Beautiful acidity with a balanced, elegant finished that persisted a very long time.

Thank you Jeremy for bringing.

This bottle came from the winery recently; which means its been stored perfectly and had little to no movement. With that said, it is still youthful 23 years later.

The fruits were ripe and beautiful. Blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, deep dark spice with heat that intensified the longer it was open and sat on the palate. The mouthfeel satiny but still showing structure and tannins. Crushed rock, leather, green bell pepper on the nose & palate; which usually says they had issues with the ripping of their fruit. All and all a good wine. Beautiful acidity with a balanced, elegant finished that persisted a very long time.

Thank you Jeremy for bringing.

Nov 23rd, 2018
Mike Saviage

Into the neck fill. Tawny and transparent in the glass. Looks younger than it is. Great nose. Notes of sweet blackberry, cedar box, fig, molasses, cranberry and currant. Very complex. In the mouth it’s still got a bunch of fruit with balanced acidity and structure. Lasting finish. At 40 years old this still seems youthful. Wow. Blew away our expectations.

Into the neck fill. Tawny and transparent in the glass. Looks younger than it is. Great nose. Notes of sweet blackberry, cedar box, fig, molasses, cranberry and currant. Very complex. In the mouth it’s still got a bunch of fruit with balanced acidity and structure. Lasting finish. At 40 years old this still seems youthful. Wow. Blew away our expectations.

Aug 18th, 2018
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.3

Consistently a fine showing. Classic style.

Consistently a fine showing. Classic style.

Aug 11th, 2018
Brian McMahon

Sales Polaner Selections

10

12%. From Nathan Roberts grandmothers cellar. From magnum.

12%. From Nathan Roberts grandmothers cellar. From magnum.

Aug 4th, 2018
James Forsyth

Dear friends of ours, a couple so delightful in spirit that they adopt aged, abandoned dogs, clean them up and make sure they have the most sublime last few years of their lives, invited us over to visit their latest pooch. Their newly rescued fourteen year old terrier, Audrey, was looking vibrant with glossy coat and waggy tail. A far cry from the dusty critter from the shelter's photograph.

Audrey wasn't the only aging beauty that our friends shared with us that evening. They very kindly opened this 1986 Robert Mondavi. Despite its age, at thirty two the wine retained a good deal of freshness with focused aromatics. High toned fruit, dried leaves and subtle leather combine on the palate and evolve through the long finish. Like Audrey, my tail was wagging.

Dear friends of ours, a couple so delightful in spirit that they adopt aged, abandoned dogs, clean them up and make sure they have the most sublime last few years of their lives, invited us over to visit their latest pooch. Their newly rescued fourteen year old terrier, Audrey, was looking vibrant with glossy coat and waggy tail. A far cry from the dusty critter from the shelter's photograph.

Audrey wasn't the only aging beauty that our friends shared with us that evening. They very kindly opened this 1986 Robert Mondavi. Despite its age, at thirty two the wine retained a good deal of freshness with focused aromatics. High toned fruit, dried leaves and subtle leather combine on the palate and evolve through the long finish. Like Audrey, my tail was wagging.

Jul 28th, 2018