Out of a 6L #129 and poured for the IWFSC Ladies night at L20. Wonderful, brooding nose, wood chips, blackberry, fragrant, lasting and developed quite nicely in the glass. Could last another 10-20 years.
From same 6L as Pwillen's note below: This was a constantly evolving wine offering a different experience over the 20 minutes or so I had it in glass. Over that time I experienced aromas of old cherries, old leather, pipe tobacco, strawberries, and cement. A very fun wine to smell and ponder. Initially light flavors of old dark cherry, tobacco and earth. Structurally very grippy tannins are still present but show nicely. The wine ends with a savory note and apparent age but is very well composed. Really nice wine, very complex. 89-92
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(Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve) Very hazy, bricked, medium dark red violet color; mature, black mushroom, cassis, raspberry nose; silky textured, mature, baked raspberry, cassis, black cherry, mint palate with good balance; long finish
(Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon) It was a bottle from a case acquired by Sid Cross directly from Robert Mondavi, so we knew the provenance was great! The wine was very fresh with great spice and alcohol up front, along with cedar, pungent fruit, anise, mineral and lots of heat. The palate was meaty but a lot softer than the nose would lead one to believe but still plush, round and smooth with a dusty finish. The Mondavi was a wine that was .right Thurr.
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