Red

2001 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 266

  • Bam_Man Likes this wine: (93 points)

    January 12, 2017 - First one of these in 11 months. Now down to my last two bottles from a half case. Brought with us to Vintage on Fifth, Crystal River ($15 corkage). Was poured into a decanter and sat for about 25 minutes while we enjoyed a Prosecco aperatif. Still very young-looking in the glass. No amber or bricking at all, and almost no lightening at the edge. Very powerful and complex on the nose. Gorgeous aromas of crushed, dark fruits, spice, cigar box and earth. Full-bodied, now mature and noticeably more elegant than previous bottles. Much more Bordeaux-like in character, now that its delicious plum, blackberry and dark currant fruit has faded. Beautifully balanced, with a moderate acidity that perfectly complements its subtle, remaining fruit. Shows good depth and intensity, without excessive concentration or weight. Finishes very long and incredibly smooth, with velvety tannins that linger gently. This is so polished and refined. A wonderful Mondavi Reserve Cabernet that may be slightly past its peak, but is still drinking very nicely.
    50+5+13+17+8=93

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Geaux Likes this wine: (93 points)

    January 7, 2017 - 2 hr decant. Oak and tannins have integrated nicely. Earth, mineral notes, mixed very nicely with black fruit. Lots of structure. Still some cellar life left, but ready to go now. Threw off a hefty amount of sediment.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Derek Darth Taster wrote: (90 points)

    January 1, 2017 - Pop and poured. New Year's Day at Ed's place.
    Appearance is clear, deep intensity, ruby colour. Legs.
    Nose is clean, medium+ intensity, with aromas of black cherries, blackberries, black licorice, black tea leaves, slight earth. Developed.
    On the palate, dry, medium+ acidity, medium+ alcohol (14.5%), resolved medium tannins that gained some grip with more air, full body. Medium flavour intensity, with flavours of black cherries, blackberries, black licorice, mint, tobacco, slight earth. Medium+ finish.
    Good quality. Not the usual powerhouse Napa Cab, but not Bordeaux either. Fruit is still upfront, though this clearly has tertiary features already. Doesn't feel like there is any more upside. Drink up.
    Apparently fruit from To-Kalon vineyard?

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • maw246 Likes this wine: (94 points)

    December 31, 2016 - 4 years since the last time we had one. Still a very strong effort with plenty of nose remaining. Tannins fully resolved but still a big backbone. Fruit aplenty on palate and an old world earthiness missing from many Napa cabs. Long finish.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • toke_man Likes this wine: (91 points)

    December 10, 2016 - Third taste over several years and very consistent. I feel perhaps the drinking window peak has passed but still ok. I wouldn't wait much longer.

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Vertical Tastings of Mondavi’s Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve and I Block To Kalon Vineyard Fumé Blanc (May 2016), 5/1/2016 (link)

    (Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2012, Issue #41, Robert Mondavi’s Superb Run of Cabernet Sauvignon

    (Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/29/2009 (link)

    (Robert Mondavi, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/29/2009 (link)

    (Robert Mondavi, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2009, Issue #20, The Golden Age of California Cabernet Sauvignon- Part Three

    (Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2004, IWC Issue #114 (link)

    (Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2003, IWC Issue #108 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/31/2014 (link) 94 points

    (Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve) Very dark ruby color; oak, oregano, tart red currant nose; silky textured, tart red currant, black raspberry puree palate; long finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • Type Red
  • Producer Robert Mondavi Winery
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Reserve
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Codes 086003055018, 086003055025, 086003057012, 091882002039, 753604062010

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 15 (0%)
  • In Cellars 4,549 (67%)
  • Consumed 2,236 (33%)

Food Pairing

Filet Mignon, Shiitake Mushrooms & Mash Potatoes

Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  56 votes

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