Red

1997 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 213

  • Nutty08 Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 13, 2019 - Nice mature Napa cab. Cedar spice nose with a great leafy green/mint element. Mature black current fruit on the palate, well balanced with cedar and tobacco leaf character. Chalky tannins, moderate length. Probably starting it’s long fade—but a great mature Napa cab for drinking now. More on the side of being elegant and refined than powerful.

  • Dvogt wrote: 94 points

    June 18, 2019 - Decanted 1 hour. Black currant, fig, graphite, menthol, red plum and berries, fine tannin, very lush and soft.

  • galewskj wrote: 91 points

    May 19, 2019 - California Cabernet 2010 or older (Capital Grille): This seemed to be one of those Mondavi bottles that are elegant and balanced, and don't have a whole lot of interest. There's nothing to complain about here, it just needs . . . more.

  • rocknroller wrote: 92 points

    May 19, 2019 - Monthly Tasting Group: Cali Cabs 2005 and Older (Capitalle Grille, Mpls, MN): Drank a small glass over an hour in a flight with a ’97 Martin Ray and a ’97 Whitehall Lane Reserve. AS good as this was, I’d kind of hoped for more from the Mondavi. It wasn’t as complex and expressive as expected. Graphite, black cherry, mineral, excellent structure and balance.

  • Ben Christiansen wrote:

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

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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)

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

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

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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 2,847 (64%)
  • Consumed 1,598 (36%)

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