Robert Mondavi Winery

Reserve Unfiltered Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.158 ratings
8.912 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
Patrick Ayotte

Young nose on fruit aromas with spices, oak, but all well integrated. On the palate it is also pretty young, balanced and air did improved the wine, especially to make disappear the dry finish and heat the finish showed at first. Then, so beautiful with fruit flavors, spices, tobacco and just a hint of cedar wood. Excellent (92)

Tasted at a dinner with wine “buddies”

Blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot. Was aged in 100% new French oak. Alcohol level of 13,5%

Young nose on fruit aromas with spices, oak, but all well integrated. On the palate it is also pretty young, balanced and air did improved the wine, especially to make disappear the dry finish and heat the finish showed at first. Then, so beautiful with fruit flavors, spices, tobacco and just a hint of cedar wood. Excellent (92)

Tasted at a dinner with wine “buddies”

Blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot. Was aged in 100% new French oak. Alcohol level of 13,5%

1 person found it helpfulMar 29th, 2015
Tom Garrett

WInemaker Detert Family Vineayrds

9.5

Beautiful bottle. Surprisingly fresh aromas of plum, sweet tobacco, currant, mint. Plush and layered in the mouth - chocolate, cherry, mint. Everything is integrated on the finish where the texture and power push through. Youthful and a big, balanced wine that still has years ahead and in a great drinking space now.

Beautiful bottle. Surprisingly fresh aromas of plum, sweet tobacco, currant, mint. Plush and layered in the mouth - chocolate, cherry, mint. Everything is integrated on the finish where the texture and power push through. Youthful and a big, balanced wine that still has years ahead and in a great drinking space now.

Jun 16th, 2017
Riccardo L.

Yep. This one was good though. My goodness, each sip lasts 30 mins.

Yep. This one was good though. My goodness, each sip lasts 30 mins.

May 9th, 2016
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

6.3

Disappointed this 1997 was corked! The opening of this wine brought aromas of wet newspaper, also a burnt flavor. Trying this there was a little fruit on back palate, but clearly disappointed. It happens even to great vintners.

Disappointed this 1997 was corked! The opening of this wine brought aromas of wet newspaper, also a burnt flavor. Trying this there was a little fruit on back palate, but clearly disappointed. It happens even to great vintners.

Mar 21st, 2016
Alex Pitts

Cellar Master Scholium Project

8.4

Almost cloying in the mouth. Needs more time to shed the fat

Almost cloying in the mouth. Needs more time to shed the fat

Feb 21st, 2015
Peter Alig

Wine Educator Robert Mondavi Winery, Von Holt Wines

9.3

From the glory days. A very good bottle from a vintage that was flashy and opulent and not considered as cellar worthy as others. A little VA on the nose with some smoke and black cherry. Palate still fleshy with a modest tannic grip.

From the glory days. A very good bottle from a vintage that was flashy and opulent and not considered as cellar worthy as others. A little VA on the nose with some smoke and black cherry. Palate still fleshy with a modest tannic grip.

Jul 16th, 2014
Andrew Meyer

Still so damn

Still so damn

Apr 16th, 2018
Scotty Scott

Still hanging in but needs to be drunk soon if you have some laying around.

Still hanging in but needs to be drunk soon if you have some laying around.

Apr 14th, 2018
David Barsky

Dinner with Ken

Dinner with Ken

Feb 22nd, 2018
Kelly Pronek

Too jammy for my liking

Too jammy for my liking

Mar 3rd, 2017