About Robert Mondavi Winery
The Robert Mondavi Winery benefits uses the outstanding To-Kalon vineyard in Napa Valley to produce its acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve and Oakhill District Cabernet Sauvignons. Founded in 1966 by New World wine ambassador Robert Mondavi, the Mondavi Winery has set the standard for production and marketing strategy in Napa Valley.
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Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
87-89 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 1999
Bright ruby-red. Subdued, fruit-driven aromas of cassis, violet and shoe polish; distinctly cooler and more classic than the '96. Soft and juicy, with ripe acids and tannins. A bit closed in the middle at this early stage of its development. Still, I don't yet find quite the flavor development of the '96 Napa bottling.
89 Points | Wine Spectator
The Best Cab in Bosnia
The first time I tried the 97 R.M. Cab was while I was looking fo a decent wine in Bosnia.. It's a hearty, full bodied wine with a long fruity flavor and berry flavors which finish well. A slightly high tannin level which will mellow with age, if you can bare to not drink them up now.
Full and rich...
Full bodied, plum flavors, with rich berry fruit. Yet very accessable to drink right now. Perfect with a standing rib roast.
Typical Calif. Cab.
Very easy to drink. Medium bodied with rich berry and cellar in flavors. The tannins is mild and detailed after taste. Good value!
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Smooth, no acidic aftertaste, full body..
Not what you would expect from RM. Very simple cabernet, fruit stands out initially then goes flat.
by Eric T.
Thankfully I did not pay for this. Sweet, simple, one-dimensional wine with no balance or backbone. It's obviously not my taste, but how can one justify $30 for this ????
About Napa Valley
Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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