Robert Mondavi Winery

Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.46 ratings
9.43 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Dr. Owen Bargreen

A true stunner at now twenty years of age, the 1999 ‘Reserve’ Cabernet Sauvignon (WWB, 95) features fruit from the storied To-Kalon Vineyard which lies right behind the Mondavi winery. On the nose this shows wonderful floral tones with red rose petals masquerading with dark kirsch, sagebrush, and wild mushroom aromatics that all meld in the glass. The palate is viscous and silky smooth upon the attack with intense wild blackberry purée, Umami, white truffle shavings, and a beam of salinity alongside the dusty terroir. Overall, this complex and beautifully balanced Napa Cabernet is magical now and will continue to develop well for the next ten to fifteen years

A true stunner at now twenty years of age, the 1999 ‘Reserve’ Cabernet Sauvignon (WWB, 95) features fruit from the storied To-Kalon Vineyard which lies right behind the Mondavi winery. On the nose this shows wonderful floral tones with red rose petals masquerading with dark kirsch, sagebrush, and wild mushroom aromatics that all meld in the glass. The palate is viscous and silky smooth upon the attack with intense wild blackberry purée, Umami, white truffle shavings, and a beam of salinity alongside the dusty terroir. Overall, this complex and beautifully balanced Napa Cabernet is magical now and will continue to develop well for the next ten to fifteen years

Jun 21st, 2019
Shay A
9.3

Drinking really well! Surprised me at how dense it was. Cassis, tobacco, licorice on the nose and good weight on the palate...some Andes mint/dark chocolate notes and blackberry. Acidity and tannins are still strong. No hurry here.

Drinking really well! Surprised me at how dense it was. Cassis, tobacco, licorice on the nose and good weight on the palate...some Andes mint/dark chocolate notes and blackberry. Acidity and tannins are still strong. No hurry here.

1 person found it helpfulMar 31st, 2019
Eric Casias

Just because. Cheers!

Just because. Cheers!

Jun 14th, 2019
Robert Applebaum

Juicy and earthy with a long finish. Lots of dark fruit and still some tannins left. Definitely showing good age though.

Juicy and earthy with a long finish. Lots of dark fruit and still some tannins left. Definitely showing good age though.

Jun 3rd, 2019
Mark Flesher

No way I would have ever guessed this was a 99. Would have thought 06...maybe. It is showing a little bit of age, as I guess you would expect. But this bottle has aged very well. At 20 years old, this wine curveball of the night pulled by Jason! One of my favorites of the night. The entry of this wine definitely shows a hint of age, but only a hint. Lots of blackberry, hint of blueberry, cassis, dark baking chocolate. Little bit of graphite, still with nice tannin on the finish which has started to soften and integrate. A lovely wine.

No way I would have ever guessed this was a 99. Would have thought 06...maybe. It is showing a little bit of age, as I guess you would expect. But this bottle has aged very well. At 20 years old, this wine curveball of the night pulled by Jason! One of my favorites of the night. The entry of this wine definitely shows a hint of age, but only a hint. Lots of blackberry, hint of blueberry, cassis, dark baking chocolate. Little bit of graphite, still with nice tannin on the finish which has started to soften and integrate. A lovely wine.

Apr 27th, 2019