Robert Mondavi Winery

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.91877 ratings
9.1246 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
Sipping Fine Wine

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. Will not disappoint, some bottle age benefit.

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. Will not disappoint, some bottle age benefit.

Mar 12th, 2020
"Odedi"

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here's a nice one from Napa Valley.

Dark purple in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity on the nose with blackberries, blueberries, sweet cherries, cedar, leather, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, earth, dark coffee and black pepper.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and nice long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cedar, vanilla, leather, light bell pepper, tobacco, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with grippy tannins and tangy raspberries.

This young Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, is already very enjoyable by itself or with food. Well balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins (30 minutes). After a couple of hours big tannins come in.

This is a great Cabernet to cellar for 10 years.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$28.

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here's a nice one from Napa Valley.

Dark purple in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity on the nose with blackberries, blueberries, sweet cherries, cedar, leather, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, earth, dark coffee and black pepper.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and nice long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cedar, vanilla, leather, light bell pepper, tobacco, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with grippy tannins and tangy raspberries.

This young Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, is already very enjoyable by itself or with food. Well balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins (30 minutes). After a couple of hours big tannins come in.

This is a great Cabernet to cellar for 10 years.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$28.

Aug 9th, 2019
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.0

Solid but I don’t think this is the best possible showing of this wine.

Solid but I don’t think this is the best possible showing of this wine.

Jan 20th, 2019
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
Chris McClellan

Well, not what i wanted but limited menu. High alcohol, tannins med +, acid not quite enough. But big blackcherry/, mint/jalapeño, baking spices and some cinnamon...overall nice wine..

Well, not what i wanted but limited menu. High alcohol, tannins med +, acid not quite enough. But big blackcherry/, mint/jalapeño, baking spices and some cinnamon...overall nice wine..

Dec 23rd, 2018
Mike R
9.0

Good but never opened completely but fir a Christmas party thus definitely works

Good but never opened completely but fir a Christmas party thus definitely works

Dec 16th, 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