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1996 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa Valley
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Robert Mondavi Winery
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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1996 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa Valley

Producer: Robert Mondavi Winery
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: California
Region: Napa

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90-93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 1998

Very good deep ruby-red. Very ripe, perfumed nose combines black cherry, shoe polish, woodsmoke and sandalwood, along with faint menthol and medicinal notes. Fat and plump, with terrific depth of flavor and expressive inner-mouth aromatics. Here the tannins are even suaver than those of the Oakville sample.

95 Points | Wine Spectator
92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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The Best Mondavi Reserve!
by fctsui
Very dark ruby in color. Wonderful aromas with lot of blackberry, coffee and currant in flavors. Elegant, complex and long after taste with fine silky tannins. Very enjoyable now. The best Mondavi Reserve I had!
Classic Mondavi
by tannictony
Classic cabernet from Mondavi. Black fruit mixed with spices & excellent super long finish. Very classy


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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

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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