Robert Mondavi Winery

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.9337 ratings
8.916 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Rob Brobst III

I don't know about y'all but buying winery direct has a positive impact on everyday drinkers like these. It has a wonderful nose of dark fruit, oak and a bit of char. Full bodied.

I don't know about y'all but buying winery direct has a positive impact on everyday drinkers like these. It has a wonderful nose of dark fruit, oak and a bit of char. Full bodied.

Jul 14th, 2017
Michael Chelus

Blackberry, cassis, licorice, eucalyptus, vanilla, mossy earth, pepper and oak. Great structure and quite tannic.

Blackberry, cassis, licorice, eucalyptus, vanilla, mossy earth, pepper and oak. Great structure and quite tannic.

3 people found it helpfulFeb 17th, 2015
Michael Solway

Classic Napa cab aromas, nice balance of ripe fruit and oak with good follow through, acidity and sweet tannins. The wine checks in at 14.5 ABV on the label, but drinks like it's at least 15 to 15.5 and is quite hot on the nose and palate.

Classic Napa cab aromas, nice balance of ripe fruit and oak with good follow through, acidity and sweet tannins. The wine checks in at 14.5 ABV on the label, but drinks like it's at least 15 to 15.5 and is quite hot on the nose and palate.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 17th, 2016
Jessica Docter

Jessica had this 3 years ago

Jessica had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulApr 2nd, 2016
Martin Redmond

Dark ruby color with aromatic, blackberry, black currant, a bit of tobacco, eucalyptus and violet aromas. On the palate it's medium-bodied, and well made with an appealing texture, dusty tannins, and good acidity with blackberrry, black currant, black cherry, and a hint of dark chocolate flavors. Lingering sweet finish. Blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec. 14.5 alcohol. Retail - $28 Very good value!

Dark ruby color with aromatic, blackberry, black currant, a bit of tobacco, eucalyptus and violet aromas. On the palate it's medium-bodied, and well made with an appealing texture, dusty tannins, and good acidity with blackberrry, black currant, black cherry, and a hint of dark chocolate flavors. Lingering sweet finish. Blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec. 14.5 alcohol. Retail - $28 Very good value!

1 person found it helpfulMay 14th, 2015
Sue Mohle

Classic Napa

Classic Napa

Jul 15th, 2015
Riccardo L.

The 2012 needs some time. Lots of acidity, but so delicious.

The 2012 needs some time. Lots of acidity, but so delicious.

Jul 15th, 2015
Randy Fuller

The '12 Mondavi Cab is colored dark and rich, and layered textures burst forth on the nose. Blackberry and cassis lead the way, with a beautiful savory note of black olive. The palate is tasty enough - a little thin for me - with the dark fruit making itself at home and leaving little purple footprints into the finish. Tannins are good, but not overly aggressive. The wine's aromas make a promise the flavors can't keep. It's not a great Cabernet, but at $20, I don't expect it to be. What it is, is a good $20 Cab.

The '12 Mondavi Cab is colored dark and rich, and layered textures burst forth on the nose. Blackberry and cassis lead the way, with a beautiful savory note of black olive. The palate is tasty enough - a little thin for me - with the dark fruit making itself at home and leaving little purple footprints into the finish. Tannins are good, but not overly aggressive. The wine's aromas make a promise the flavors can't keep. It's not a great Cabernet, but at $20, I don't expect it to be. What it is, is a good $20 Cab.

Jul 7th, 2015
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

8.9

This is one of the benchmark Cabernets in napa

This is one of the benchmark Cabernets in napa

Feb 3rd, 2015
Sofia Horvath

Really nice! More than I expected. Well balanced Cab!

Really nice! More than I expected. Well balanced Cab!

Jan 30th, 2015