Red

1997 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 209

  • Ben Christiansen wrote:

    April 22, 2019 - Menthol and slim blue fruit. Minty and mineral. Drinking well but 1997 insignia shows it up.

  • Tannic Monster Likes this wine: 95 points

    April 13, 2019 - From magnum. absolutely amazing wine. Balanced, fruit forward, silky, plush. Soft and supple but no clear signs of age such as bricking. This is a great example of what wine can become with bottle age...this is confirmation of and justification for why we have cellars.

  • Alex G. Likes this wine:

    November 27, 2018 - Burgundy, Bordeaux, and California - Dujac, PYCM, Lafon, Carillon, Niellon, Lafite, Latour, Mayacamas, Montelena, Mondavi, and more: Balanced, food friendly, not a "wow" wine but really solid. This is what I want from a California Cabernet, something understated and reliable. A keeper.

  • sfbarts wrote: flawed

    October 15, 2018 - gone

  • Taronti wrote: 94 points

    October 5, 2018 - Napa CS at its best. Good to drink these every once in a while though my taste has become more European over the past 20 years. This bottle was very well preserved rather than aged, with nose of dark fruit, cedar, mushroom . Mouthfilling and balanced with elegant finish. Will probably last a few more years.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Vintage Retrospective: The 1997 Napa Valley Cabernets (Sep 2017), 9/1/2017 (link)

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

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

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

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/12/2002 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/12/2002 (link)

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

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2000, IWC Issue #90 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1999, IWC Issue #84 (link)

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Decanter

  • By William Kelley
    1997 Napa Cabernets (link)

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

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/7/2011 (link) 92 points

    (Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve) Dark red violet color; tart plum, tart black fruit, cassis, soy sauce nose with depth; tart black fruit, tart plum, soys sauce, cedar palate with firm sweet tannins; medium-plus finish 92+ points (91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot; 17.5 mos. in French oak, 75% new; 13.5% alcohol)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • 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 086003055957, 086003055971, 086003055988

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 16 (0%)
  • In Cellars 2,843 (65%)
  • Consumed 1,539 (35%)

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