Robert Mondavi Winery

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

9.214 ratings
9.32 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
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
Christopher McCurdy

Amazingly underrated wine. Standout in a tasting of several 2005 Cabernets. Best value wine one can purchase! Stood up to wines that were 2-3 times the cost! Delicious but came in second to Ramey Jericho Canyon.

Amazingly underrated wine. Standout in a tasting of several 2005 Cabernets. Best value wine one can purchase! Stood up to wines that were 2-3 times the cost! Delicious but came in second to Ramey Jericho Canyon.

Dec 6th, 2015
Steve Haro

Blind #1 of an 05 retrospective. Clove and cinnamon and Indian spices transition into a massive full bodied tour de force that shows back palette notes of blackberry, pipe tobacco and earl grey tea. The finish is chocolate and raspberry with supple tannins. This wine for being 10 years old still has a lot of life left. Very impressive.

Blind #1 of an 05 retrospective. Clove and cinnamon and Indian spices transition into a massive full bodied tour de force that shows back palette notes of blackberry, pipe tobacco and earl grey tea. The finish is chocolate and raspberry with supple tannins. This wine for being 10 years old still has a lot of life left. Very impressive.

Sep 12th, 2015
JJ Lumia

Wine #1 of '05 blind tasting. Blackberry, cigar box, Christmas spice. A lot going on here and tannins still have good grip. Ten years old and still going strong. At least 5 yrs left, maybe more. WOTN.

Wine #1 of '05 blind tasting. Blackberry, cigar box, Christmas spice. A lot going on here and tannins still have good grip. Ten years old and still going strong. At least 5 yrs left, maybe more. WOTN.

Sep 12th, 2015
nancy Eno

nancy had this 3 years ago

nancy had this 3 years ago

Jan 31st, 2016
Ritu Krishna

Ritu had this 4 years ago

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Aug 17th, 2015
David Gibbs

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Jul 4th, 2015
Jin Bae

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Mar 27th, 2015
Sharon See

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Sharon had this 4 years ago

Feb 14th, 2015