notes:Deep, dense and concentrated, this Cabernet even smells dark. Expressive aromas of fresh blackberry, currants and rich vanilla mingle with subtle notes of thyme and cinnamon. annins are chewy and mouth-coating, merging with engaging flavors of blackberry, black plum and cassis and just a hint of black olive.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 93 points - Attractive, opaque, deep purple color. Aroma is all about mint and brambles in the first inhalations, then it turns raisiny, leathery, and pruny. Taste profile is tart, assertively berry-like, peppery all the way deep into the silky aftertaste. Great Value Mondavi’s done it again, produced another very nice Cabernet at an everyday price. It shows classy elegance, with blackberry, currant and mocha notes. - Best Buy (Sep 2013)
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In 1966, emboldened by boundless enthusiasm, and a conviction that California could produce wines that would belong in the company of the world's finest, Robert Mondavi set out on his own to found the first major winery built in the valley since prohibition Robert Mondavi Winery. Since then the open arch of the Robert Mondavi Winery has welcomed thousands of guests who have come to share in Robert's love of wine, food, and art.
Wine maker notes
There’s 20 degrees difference between our northern and southern vineyards, though it’s only 40 miles. So, whether grapes like it cool or warm, like our Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon, they all grow up delicious.
winemaking process fermented in a combination of stainless steel and oak tanks for 25 days. Went through barrel-to-barrel racking to develop flavors and 14 months of aging in French oak château barrels (20% new oak).
PAIR: Grilled steak, pasta
Robert Mondavi established his namesake winery in 1966 with a vision to create Napa Valley wines that would stand in the company of the world’s finest. He chose To Kalon Vineyard in the heart of the Napa Valley as the home for Robert Mondavi Winery. This first-growth vineyard, located in Oakville, California, is renowned for producing some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon wines in the world, as well as for its Sauvignon Blanc grapes, from which Mr. Mondavi crafted his signature wine, Fume Blanc.
Along with To Kalon Vineyard, Robert Mondavi Winery sources grapes from some of Napa Valley’s finest vineyards, including Stag’s Leap (Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc) and Carneros (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay).
Mr. Mondavi believed that wines should reflect their origins, that they are the product of the soil, the climate, and the careful stewardship of those precious resources. He also believed in combining the newest techniques and technology with time-honored winemaking traditions.
Our winemaking and vineyard teams are proud to carry on our founder’s mandate to always strive higher, to pursue Robert Mondavi’s goal of excellence with the same passion and innovative spirit, moving forward with programs that break barriers and open new frontiers.