Robert Mondavi Winery

Unfiltered Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.1114 ratings
9.231 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
Andrew Holod

National Sales Grapes of Spain

9.3

Super classic. Still deep ruby with just a hint of brick at the rim. Nose is dried cherries, tobacco, some sur maturitie of black fruits (blackberry, plym/prune) and a eucalyptus note that my said reminds her of Australia 🇦🇺.
Medium plus body, with almost no perceptible tannin. Caveat that this was matched with wood grilled sirloin and unexpectedly, outrageously hot 🔥 Pimiento de Padron peppers, so my mouthfeel after the first few sips is highly compromised.

Super classic. Still deep ruby with just a hint of brick at the rim. Nose is dried cherries, tobacco, some sur maturitie of black fruits (blackberry, plym/prune) and a eucalyptus note that my said reminds her of Australia 🇦🇺.
Medium plus body, with almost no perceptible tannin. Caveat that this was matched with wood grilled sirloin and unexpectedly, outrageously hot 🔥 Pimiento de Padron peppers, so my mouthfeel after the first few sips is highly compromised.

Sep 19th, 2020
Rob Brobst III

Full bodied, dark and poised, tannins are fine and integrated.

Full bodied, dark and poised, tannins are fine and integrated.

Jul 6th, 2018
Mark Morgan

Must have been a brawny lad, but has mellowed into old age. Drinking well now after 20+ yrs

Must have been a brawny lad, but has mellowed into old age. Drinking well now after 20+ yrs

5 people found it helpfulMar 2nd, 2015
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.4

Never gets old

Never gets old

May 4th, 2017
Henrik Poulsen

13.5% alc.

@Delectable Wine 1996 Robert Mondavi, Cabernet Sauvignon Unfiltered, Napa Valley.

13.5% alc.

@Delectable Wine 1996 Robert Mondavi, Cabernet Sauvignon Unfiltered, Napa Valley.

Dec 5th, 2016
Austin Ferrari

Wine Director Hillside Supper Club

9.5

Wine of the year!

Wine of the year!

Nov 25th, 2016
Matt Lasater

Opened this for my Dad to celebrate fathers day. He loves Napa Cab but doesn't have a lot of experience with aged wine. He loved it. Very velvety and soft texture, smooth and integrated. Dried plums, tobacco, candied olives, wet earth, a kiss of meat. Has that classic sweet core of fruit framed by characters from bottle age. Delicious, balanced, and showing very well right now.

Opened this for my Dad to celebrate fathers day. He loves Napa Cab but doesn't have a lot of experience with aged wine. He loved it. Very velvety and soft texture, smooth and integrated. Dried plums, tobacco, candied olives, wet earth, a kiss of meat. Has that classic sweet core of fruit framed by characters from bottle age. Delicious, balanced, and showing very well right now.

Jun 22nd, 2016
Gil Kulers

Well, you'd think that Bob would swing for the fences on his first vintage. Home run!

Well, you'd think that Bob would swing for the fences on his first vintage. Home run!

Apr 26th, 2016
Julia Weinberg

Tokalon history lesson courtesy of @Graeme MacDonald. Amazing how a 50 year old wine can still be so alive and yes, delicious.

Tokalon history lesson courtesy of @Graeme MacDonald. Amazing how a 50 year old wine can still be so alive and yes, delicious.

Feb 13th, 2016
Christopher A. Weed

Director of Operations/Wine Specialist Spectrum Wine Auctions

9.3

The Unfiltered '70 CS. Funky, herbaceous, & closed upon opening, but opened up gloriously over the subsequent 3.5 hours. Rich and still lightly tannic.

The Unfiltered '70 CS. Funky, herbaceous, & closed upon opening, but opened up gloriously over the subsequent 3.5 hours. Rich and still lightly tannic.

Oct 14th, 2015