Robert Mondavi Winery

Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.125 ratings
8.85 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
p w
9.3

plainly displayed the vintage's aggression - tannic backbone will never give up - still harmonious & fantastic

plainly displayed the vintage's aggression - tannic backbone will never give up - still harmonious & fantastic

Mar 23rd, 2018
Rob Mondavi

Owner/President of Winemaking Folio Fine Wine Partners

9.3

Wow what a treat. Thanks for bringing this. A superb wine. Good balance. Little bigs of earth and dust. Little influence of neutral wood and Oakville fruit.

Wow what a treat. Thanks for bringing this. A superb wine. Good balance. Little bigs of earth and dust. Little influence of neutral wood and Oakville fruit.

Mar 12th, 2014
Eric S
8.7

What a roller coaster. Cork = 🤢, stellar nose with leather, light wood stain, black cherries, and funk. Jock strap maybe? Palate was basically out of gas, but you can tell the quality was there for a long time. My wife bailed after 1/2 a glass but she hates old stuff so who knows. 12.5% alcohol- I will get through this bottle in under an hour. You win some you lose some when it comes to online auctions. Can’t call this a total loss, but it’s not a tie either.

What a roller coaster. Cork = 🤢, stellar nose with leather, light wood stain, black cherries, and funk. Jock strap maybe? Palate was basically out of gas, but you can tell the quality was there for a long time. My wife bailed after 1/2 a glass but she hates old stuff so who knows. 12.5% alcohol- I will get through this bottle in under an hour. You win some you lose some when it comes to online auctions. Can’t call this a total loss, but it’s not a tie either.

Apr 24th, 2018
Anthony Biagi

Winemaker Hourglass, Owner Patria

9.4

Smells like classic tokalon. Savory herbs, Black licorice, currant. Dense and Savory herbs in mouth with a wonderful umami density to it. Very enjoyable

Smells like classic tokalon. Savory herbs, Black licorice, currant. Dense and Savory herbs in mouth with a wonderful umami density to it. Very enjoyable

May 23rd, 2017
Peter Hladun

Incredible...

Incredible...

Dec 15th, 2016
Todd W
9.0

Still some life left! Lacked balance alongside the '86 Bordeaux.

Still some life left! Lacked balance alongside the '86 Bordeaux.

Dec 30th, 2015
Lewis Perdue

Wrong wine! This is 1986 Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet. A favorite bottle from memory lane ... A gift from the Robert Mondavi Winery etched with the cover of my French Paradox book on one side and on the other side, the label. All signed by Robert, Michael and Tim ... This was in the early 1990s, back when the wine industry actually cared about wine & health and the winery was still producing world-class wines. We opened this last year and it was AWESOMENESS vinified!

Wrong wine! This is 1986 Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet. A favorite bottle from memory lane ... A gift from the Robert Mondavi Winery etched with the cover of my French Paradox book on one side and on the other side, the label. All signed by Robert, Michael and Tim ... This was in the early 1990s, back when the wine industry actually cared about wine & health and the winery was still producing world-class wines. We opened this last year and it was AWESOMENESS vinified!

Oct 4th, 2015
Pete Hamill

1986 opened in 2015 - beautiful!

1986 opened in 2015 - beautiful!

Sep 13th, 2015
Steven Graf

Might have enjoyed this a bit younger, but still quite good. Held up to a steak nicely. Just the mature, elegant cab I needed

Might have enjoyed this a bit younger, but still quite good. Held up to a steak nicely. Just the mature, elegant cab I needed

Aug 29th, 2015
Michael Magers

Opening up nicely...thanks Alex Jones

Opening up nicely...thanks Alex Jones

Feb 16th, 2015