Robert Mondavi Winery

Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2788 ratings
9.2226 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Jim Gallagher

A beautiful wine.

A beautiful wine.

Jan 24th, 2021
Michael Herzog

Wine of the night. Such awesome purity of fruit and the tannins are still very much present with a nice little lace of acidity. Great with a ribeye tonight. She’s a beaut.

Wine of the night. Such awesome purity of fruit and the tannins are still very much present with a nice little lace of acidity. Great with a ribeye tonight. She’s a beaut.

Aug 16th, 2020
LM Segal

Drank alongside an ‘01 To Kalon, the TK having marginally more pipe tobacco and compote dialed in. Superb, the TK a 95.

Drank alongside an ‘01 To Kalon, the TK having marginally more pipe tobacco and compote dialed in. Superb, the TK a 95.

Jun 11th, 2020
Dr. Owen Bargreen

My friend graciously shared his 1979 Robert Mondavi Winery ‘Reserve’ Cabernet Sauvignon(WWB, 92), a wine I had not visited since I was at the winery several years back. The nose is highly Bordelaise with layers of red currents and red bell pepper with shades of dusty terroir that all mingle in the glass. The wine still has a good degree of freshness and a core of dark fruits with red bell pepper, damp earth and sandalwood tones. This now forty one year old wine has aged very gracefully. While not in its prime, it will provide drinking enjoyment over the next five to ten years — yet another resounding success from this Oakville estate. Drink 2020-2025- 92

My friend graciously shared his 1979 Robert Mondavi Winery ‘Reserve’ Cabernet Sauvignon(WWB, 92), a wine I had not visited since I was at the winery several years back. The nose is highly Bordelaise with layers of red currents and red bell pepper with shades of dusty terroir that all mingle in the glass. The wine still has a good degree of freshness and a core of dark fruits with red bell pepper, damp earth and sandalwood tones. This now forty one year old wine has aged very gracefully. While not in its prime, it will provide drinking enjoyment over the next five to ten years — yet another resounding success from this Oakville estate. Drink 2020-2025- 92

May 25th, 2020
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

7.0

Perhaps not stored well. Bet it was lovely once.

Perhaps not stored well. Bet it was lovely once.

May 19th, 2020
Garen Staglin

For this vintage in a half bottle amazing. Eucalyptus, dark fruits.

For this vintage in a half bottle amazing. Eucalyptus, dark fruits.

Apr 12th, 2020
jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

10

Wanted to raise a glass to Kobe. 1978 was his birth year and the final year that had all the premier fruit! The following year all that amazing juice went to the first bottling of Opus One. This was very emotionally impactful for us. Amazing wine!

Wanted to raise a glass to Kobe. 1978 was his birth year and the final year that had all the premier fruit! The following year all that amazing juice went to the first bottling of Opus One. This was very emotionally impactful for us. Amazing wine!

Feb 4th, 2020
Shay A
9.4

A few wines from last week’s 4th Friday event!

At 9/10yrs, this is starting to fire on all cylinders. Very dusty on the nose. Rich black cherries, clove, cardamom, and some leather too. It sports a soft yet powerful profile of fig, potpourri, graham cracker, dark cocoa and an integrated finish. Balanced at the moment, and may even improve over the next 2-3yrs. Thanks
@Bill Makens .

A few wines from last week’s 4th Friday event!

At 9/10yrs, this is starting to fire on all cylinders. Very dusty on the nose. Rich black cherries, clove, cardamom, and some leather too. It sports a soft yet powerful profile of fig, potpourri, graham cracker, dark cocoa and an integrated finish. Balanced at the moment, and may even improve over the next 2-3yrs. Thanks
@Bill Makens .

Jan 28th, 2020
Eric

Drinking really well. Another 5 years would be easy for this juice. One hour decant.

Drinking really well. Another 5 years would be easy for this juice. One hour decant.

Nov 30th, 2019