Red

1994 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 272

  • mxpbuy Likes this wine: 94 points

    January 11, 2020 - PnP then wait 20 minutes. Showing perfectly. Black fruits, dusty tannins, some cedar and grilled meats/tobacco, nearly silky smooth, 30 second finish

  • Lord of the Bottles Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 16, 2019 - 1994 California Cabernet Blind Tasting (Michelangelo Hotel, New York): Dusty nose. Licorice, blackberry, mushroom finish. Lovely. 94

  • Wineshington Likes this wine: 97 points

    December 8, 2019 - Wine is in a great place. Had at Inn at Little Washington. Decanted 2-3 hours. Paired with wagyu loin. Small amount of fruit but tannins were soft and approachable. Amazing.

  • Lemonwines Likes this wine: 96 points

    December 3, 2019 - Color: ruby little brown rim
    Nose: cigarbox and cigarbox....tertiairy, but still perfumed with sweet red cherry fruit and vanille.
    Taste: sweet entry, tannins, alcohol and sweet fruit. Pencil shavings and nice acidity and still pretty youthful given the age. This stays really long in your mouth, very nice!
    Overall: very surprised by the youthfulness and complexity off this wine. Given the roundness of the tannins this should drink well for just a couple of years. But what a great wine it is right now

  • Marc wrote: 92 points

    November 25, 2019 - Drinking at full maturity, this is very much a Bordeaux look alike. with plenty of cassis, pencil shavings, redolent of tobacco. Ripe and rich fruit possibly might point to the New World, but ultimately this wine does deliver a balanced and classic rendition of aged Cabernet. DrThis particular bottle is drinking at the end of its peak of maturity, ad I see no further upside, although it is not going to fall over for a good decade, or more.

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  • 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 Elaine Chukan Brown
    4/25/2016 (link)

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

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Horizontal Tasting of Napa Valley’s 1994 Cabernets (Jul 2015), 7/1/2015 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Horizontal Tasting of Napa Valley’s 1994 Cabernets (Jul 2015), 3/1/2015 (link)

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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.

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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2007, Issue #11, Road Kill II: More Highly Rated Wines of Very Questionable Merit

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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/25/2003 (link) 87 points

    (Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve) 1994 Cali Cabs Blindtasted (Screaming Eagle, Harlan, Bryant, Araujo, Abreu, Shafer HS) (Skirball Center, Los Angeles, California): Berry, slightly fishy nose; overwhelmingly tannic palate; medium tannic finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1994
  • 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 086003055841, 086003055926, 086003055933, 086003055940, 086003055957, 086003055971

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 19 (0%)
  • In Cellars 2,972 (61%)
  • Consumed 1,844 (38%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Baked potato, etc. No more fruit here, Grilled NT Strip, Hampster, Lamb, mature w layers of leather/slate

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100% Like It  66 votes

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