Good but typical obvious one dimensional mid level Napa cab. Woody chocolatey plummy black currant juice. Works sideways with food, doesn't integrate with even a steak. So why 91 points? Because it's perfectly enjoyable juice.
I may have had a bad bottle, but I found this one to be an alcoholic mess. I agree with the dark color, and I almost might agree with the soft entry, but after that It seemed hot and totally unbalanced. I do have another bottle in storage. So, we'll give that one a try some day.
The wine was softer than I expected. Delicious, well balanced, but I paired it with bbq NY steaks, and the wine was a bit overwhelmed. It would go better with a lighter fare. This is my only bottle, so I don't have anything to compare it against. Probably drank like a nice Bordeaux. If I had additional bottles I'd flag them to be drunk this year.
Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews below. Learn more.
(Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve) Very dark ruby color; focused, ripe blackberry, blackberry jam nose; ripe blackberry, black currant, blackberry jam palate; medium-plus finish (90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot; 93% To Kalon Vineyard and 7% Oakville AVA; 18 mos. in 100% new French oak; 16% alcohol)