Robert Mondavi Winery 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 90+pts

Robert Mondavi Winery 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) California - USA

Availability: Costco in WA State. Private wine shops in Canada
Cost: $20-40
Alcohol: 15.3%
Date Tasted: June 15th, 2011

Tasting Notes: This is a massive wine, well worth a look, but it will take some more time to truly tame it and enjoy the multi-tiered layers of dark fruit, vanilla and toasted oak characters. Bright acidity and big, firm tannins greet you on the dry palate of this regional blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon 8% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc 1% Petite Verdot and 1% Malbec. Very ripe, dark fruit flavours and aromas are complimented well by the oak treatment influenced savoury notes.

Certainly, a Napa Valley Cab through and through, but not the foundation block to build a cellar of the same upon. Enjoy now for the pure masochistic pleasure of a young Napa Cab but the highly extracted nature of this wine needs time to mellow. Drink 2012-2017.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2011

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