Robert Mondavi Winery

Reserve Unfiltered Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.265 ratings
9.125 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
Shay A
9.4

Monthly WTF wine group. Special event this month as Ben provided all ‘80s Napa cabs. A few of us chipped in and provided some whites/bubbly.

Pulled out randomly at the end of the night and ended up stealing the show. In my opinion, this tied the JPhelps for WOTN. This showed more fruit than the Phelps. Where the JPhelps went more Bordeaux, this was one of the rare Napa cabs to retain an insane amount of fruit at 31yrs young. Blind, I would have guessed late ‘90s/early ‘00s based on the red and black purity of fruit. What a treat.

Monthly WTF wine group. Special event this month as Ben provided all ‘80s Napa cabs. A few of us chipped in and provided some whites/bubbly.

Pulled out randomly at the end of the night and ended up stealing the show. In my opinion, this tied the JPhelps for WOTN. This showed more fruit than the Phelps. Where the JPhelps went more Bordeaux, this was one of the rare Napa cabs to retain an insane amount of fruit at 31yrs young. Blind, I would have guessed late ‘90s/early ‘00s based on the red and black purity of fruit. What a treat.

Oct 17th, 2018
Matt Lasater

Really captures the epitome of mature Napa Cabernet for me. Baked red/black currants, plums, dried cherry, cigar, pipe tobacco, red apple skin, ash, worn leather. Acid is quite fresh, integrated oak, there’s a liveliness to it and it drinks relatively “light” and without corners.

Really captures the epitome of mature Napa Cabernet for me. Baked red/black currants, plums, dried cherry, cigar, pipe tobacco, red apple skin, ash, worn leather. Acid is quite fresh, integrated oak, there’s a liveliness to it and it drinks relatively “light” and without corners.

Sep 14th, 2018
Jen Parrish

Jen had this 3 years ago

Jen had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulFeb 15th, 2017
Joshua Blissett

This '87 from mag was a revelation!! Wish Mondavi (and many Napa producers) still made wines with this much soul.

This '87 from mag was a revelation!! Wish Mondavi (and many Napa producers) still made wines with this much soul.

1 person found it helpfulAug 10th, 2016
Anthony Biagi

Winemaker Hourglass, Owner Patria

9.3

This and opus were sooo good to me in 87. Feel both are the pinnacle of each property I that time. Classic oakville aromas of black currant, olive and cedar box. The Brett wants me to believe it has more in common with paulliac than Napa. Overall so sweet and tasty

This and opus were sooo good to me in 87. Feel both are the pinnacle of each property I that time. Classic oakville aromas of black currant, olive and cedar box. The Brett wants me to believe it has more in common with paulliac than Napa. Overall so sweet and tasty

1 person found it helpfulJul 4th, 2016
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

9.1

Eucalyptus.

Eucalyptus.

1 person found it helpfulNov 5th, 2013
Shay A
9.1

A group of guys decided to meet up at our Wine Storage facility and bust out some unique bottles! Scores and notes to follow!

A great pull by Joe. A pleasure to compare against the Beringer reserve from the same vintage. Personally, I think Beringer had more fruit and life to it. Hardly any bricking, if at all.

A group of guys decided to meet up at our Wine Storage facility and bust out some unique bottles! Scores and notes to follow!

A great pull by Joe. A pleasure to compare against the Beringer reserve from the same vintage. Personally, I think Beringer had more fruit and life to it. Hardly any bricking, if at all.

May 27th, 2017
Yianni Stoner

The most red bell pepper that I have ever tasted in any Cabernet Sauvignon. Bright acids like so many '87s

The most red bell pepper that I have ever tasted in any Cabernet Sauvignon. Bright acids like so many '87s

Jan 7th, 2017
Rob Landsness

Brand Ambassador/Agent Jeffrey Davis Signature Selections

9.1

This friend has aged better than '87 Mondavi Reserve...Sicialian blood!

This friend has aged better than '87 Mondavi Reserve...Sicialian blood!

May 5th, 2016
Scotti Stark

Hospitality Charnu Winery

9.1

On the last part of the plateau of greatness. This was out of a double Magnum. Still alive and super complex.

On the last part of the plateau of greatness. This was out of a double Magnum. Still alive and super complex.

Oct 4th, 2015