Robert Mondavi Winery 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 90+pts
Availability: Costco in WA State. Private wine shops in Canada
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 IconWines.ca