Robert Mondavi Winery

Reserve To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.3152 ratings
9.329 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
Carlos Lorenzo

Deep red color, pepper, spicy, ash on smell. Long persistence, high acidity, oaky, meaty, much better to pair with something, a t-bone steak works perfect with it.

Deep red color, pepper, spicy, ash on smell. Long persistence, high acidity, oaky, meaty, much better to pair with something, a t-bone steak works perfect with it.

Aug 30th, 2017
Armen Martirosyan

I am not a big Robert Mondavi fan, but this 50 anniversary 2013 vintage is one of those exceptions. Very smooth finish yet balance body.

I am not a big Robert Mondavi fan, but this 50 anniversary 2013 vintage is one of those exceptions. Very smooth finish yet balance body.

1 person found it helpfulSep 25th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Grabbed this from the wine list at Chops Grille, great price at $128.00 ($101.00 with drinks package) a bottle. Deep purplish ruby red. Iron on the attack of the nose when the wine was cold, needed to warm up. Layered of vanilla, cinnamon, black fruits, dark red berries and a touch floral. Heavy tannins (8.5/10) with a full body. Dark palate with raspberries, black cherries, herbs and spices. Crushed dark gravel in the long finish. Needs a long decant or a year or two in bottle to open up. Drink from 2018 till 2032.

Grabbed this from the wine list at Chops Grille, great price at $128.00 ($101.00 with drinks package) a bottle. Deep purplish ruby red. Iron on the attack of the nose when the wine was cold, needed to warm up. Layered of vanilla, cinnamon, black fruits, dark red berries and a touch floral. Heavy tannins (8.5/10) with a full body. Dark palate with raspberries, black cherries, herbs and spices. Crushed dark gravel in the long finish. Needs a long decant or a year or two in bottle to open up. Drink from 2018 till 2032.

1 person found it helpfulSep 4th, 2017
Christine Havens

Another heavy hitter from a lineup spanning four decades of Napa Cabs. The 2013 Robert Mondavi To Kalon Vineyard Reserve Cabernet is still quite primary. It's opaque, with a bold magenta rim. Structurally, more opulent than its predecessors in this tasting—the core furnished with juicy black fruit, ripe, glossy tannins and a hint of how it will evolve—a palate pleasing melange of anise, mocha, Madagascar vanilla, black pepper, and savory tones. There is more everything packed into it, like an overcrowded suitcase, something this writer knows about.

Another heavy hitter from a lineup spanning four decades of Napa Cabs. The 2013 Robert Mondavi To Kalon Vineyard Reserve Cabernet is still quite primary. It's opaque, with a bold magenta rim. Structurally, more opulent than its predecessors in this tasting—the core furnished with juicy black fruit, ripe, glossy tannins and a hint of how it will evolve—a palate pleasing melange of anise, mocha, Madagascar vanilla, black pepper, and savory tones. There is more everything packed into it, like an overcrowded suitcase, something this writer knows about.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 27th, 2017
Michael Descamps

As elegant as it is rich. An exercise in restraint as compared to most premium Napa Cabernets from this vintage.

As elegant as it is rich. An exercise in restraint as compared to most premium Napa Cabernets from this vintage.

1 person found it helpfulNov 15th, 2015
Joseph LaPanna

Dark purple/black with an intense nose of black currant black cherries, black plum, black licorice and cloves. Elegant yet weighty mouthfeel. Flint and graphite mingle with cherry jam, mint and black pepper. Together that saddle up with a leathery finish and take a long ride down the brooding highway with a cigar in one hand and a mocha in the other. #napavalley #robertmondavi #cabernetsauvignon

Dark purple/black with an intense nose of black currant black cherries, black plum, black licorice and cloves. Elegant yet weighty mouthfeel. Flint and graphite mingle with cherry jam, mint and black pepper. Together that saddle up with a leathery finish and take a long ride down the brooding highway with a cigar in one hand and a mocha in the other. #napavalley #robertmondavi #cabernetsauvignon

1 person found it helpfulJan 16th, 2015
Henrik Poulsen

95+ pts.

95+ pts.

Apr 24th, 2017
Cathrine Todd

This outstanding wine is a great homage to the visionary Robert Mondavi with its polished tannins, well-integrated oak and it incrementally increase in flavors on the palate that finishes with a lifted, pristine breath-taking finish. But it will need time!

This outstanding wine is a great homage to the visionary Robert Mondavi with its polished tannins, well-integrated oak and it incrementally increase in flavors on the palate that finishes with a lifted, pristine breath-taking finish. But it will need time!

Mar 17th, 2017
Bryce Bannatyne

New Jersey Sales Representative Martin Scott Wines, Ltd

9.1

Short finish on otherwise opulent and flashy behemoth

Short finish on otherwise opulent and flashy behemoth

Apr 28th, 2016
Jo Florradikal

great example of #oakville #terroir #tokalon great integration of tannins and alcohol besides its age. black currants, fresh forests, black olives, beautiful finish of dried cooking herbs and leather #mondavi #napavalley

great example of #oakville #terroir #tokalon great integration of tannins and alcohol besides its age. black currants, fresh forests, black olives, beautiful finish of dried cooking herbs and leather #mondavi #napavalley

Sep 23rd, 2015