Robert Mondavi Winery

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

9.1653 ratings
9.065 pro ratings
Oakville, 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
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2015 ‘Oakville’ Cabernet Sauvignon is showing marvelously at its early stage in development. Needing a one hour decant to fully arouse, the wine slowly reveals ripe dark currants with tar and anise aromatics that take shape in the glass. The palate shows a excellent power and acidity with intense dark fruits, and shades of creme de cassis and Turkish coffee. Enjoyable now in its youth, this will continue to evolve over the next fifteen years. Drink 2019-2033

The 2015 ‘Oakville’ Cabernet Sauvignon is showing marvelously at its early stage in development. Needing a one hour decant to fully arouse, the wine slowly reveals ripe dark currants with tar and anise aromatics that take shape in the glass. The palate shows a excellent power and acidity with intense dark fruits, and shades of creme de cassis and Turkish coffee. Enjoyable now in its youth, this will continue to evolve over the next fifteen years. Drink 2019-2033

Oct 15th, 2019
Steven Gullo

Decanted and quickly jumps out with loads of mature aromatics. Menthol, cigar box, old leather. At 45 years of age, this has held together and could stand up against old classed growth Bordeaux. 12% alcohol and incredibly well balanced.

Decanted and quickly jumps out with loads of mature aromatics. Menthol, cigar box, old leather. At 45 years of age, this has held together and could stand up against old classed growth Bordeaux. 12% alcohol and incredibly well balanced.

Aug 19th, 2019
Ron R
9.4

Without doubt, this is the best example of this bottling that we’ve tasted. On the nose, it presents as fresh as a daisy. I swear somebody placed some blackberry jam in the bottle. The palate is just as intense with ripe black fruits, good viscosity, and nice sweetness. Finishes with spices and a hint of tobacco.
Renovations still in flight. Baseboards will be installed next week. Since they are aluminum, no contractor would install them. But the guy who installed the glass frame for our cellar is brilliant with metalwork, so the wait is over...

Without doubt, this is the best example of this bottling that we’ve tasted. On the nose, it presents as fresh as a daisy. I swear somebody placed some blackberry jam in the bottle. The palate is just as intense with ripe black fruits, good viscosity, and nice sweetness. Finishes with spices and a hint of tobacco.
Renovations still in flight. Baseboards will be installed next week. Since they are aluminum, no contractor would install them. But the guy who installed the glass frame for our cellar is brilliant with metalwork, so the wait is over...

Mar 23rd, 2019
Shay A
9.3

Drinking really well but no hurry. A mix of ripe red fruits (raspberries) with underripe black fruit (blackberries). Pipe tobacco, bay leaf, and some herbal nuances. Definitely a streak of “old school” notes down the middle like leather. Open or hold.

Drinking really well but no hurry. A mix of ripe red fruits (raspberries) with underripe black fruit (blackberries). Pipe tobacco, bay leaf, and some herbal nuances. Definitely a streak of “old school” notes down the middle like leather. Open or hold.

Mar 9th, 2019
Bryce Bannatyne

New Jersey Sales Representative Martin Scott Wines, Ltd

9.3

Juicy wine gum cassis and menthol. '04 tasting like it was yesterday. A great scoop at auction. To Kalon fruit.

Juicy wine gum cassis and menthol. '04 tasting like it was yesterday. A great scoop at auction. To Kalon fruit.

Jan 13th, 2019
Matt Sterr

Loving the ‘13 Oakville wines from Mondavi right now.

Loving the ‘13 Oakville wines from Mondavi right now.

Nov 28th, 2017
Rob Brobst III

Needed 3 hours!

Needed 3 hours!

Sep 5th, 2017
Carlo Mondavi

Owner/Winegrower RAEN Winery, Partner Continuum

Fine loose tannins backed with racy acidity balancing the lingering, well aged fat. Slightly sweet black berries fading to forest floor and rose petals... Stand for an hour prior to popping... Skip the decanter and go right into the glass...

Fine loose tannins backed with racy acidity balancing the lingering, well aged fat. Slightly sweet black berries fading to forest floor and rose petals... Stand for an hour prior to popping... Skip the decanter and go right into the glass...

4 people found it helpfulDec 28th, 2014
Steve Haro

Huge. A baby. 10 years of life left. Fantastic. If you open now, don't even touch for 90 minutes after pulling the cork.

Huge. A baby. 10 years of life left. Fantastic. If you open now, don't even touch for 90 minutes after pulling the cork.

3 people found it helpfulNov 17th, 2015
Morgan Hertzan

Enjoying the last glass of a bottle we shared with many of you about nine years ago. Found this last bottle of the wine from our wedding was leaking in the wine fridge, so opened and enjoyed it. Not surprisingly, it all gets better with age. 😘

Enjoying the last glass of a bottle we shared with many of you about nine years ago. Found this last bottle of the wine from our wedding was leaking in the wine fridge, so opened and enjoyed it. Not surprisingly, it all gets better with age. 😘

2 people found it helpfulSep 21st, 2015