Red

1994 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2004 - 2020 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 278

  • Hansvo Likes this wine: 94 points

    July 10, 2020 - matured beautifully, drinking at peak in my book. Classic Mondavi!

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  • jordanj Likes this wine: 94 points

    May 17, 2020 - Advanced bottle but color would fool you. Dark core with only slight lightening at edge. Very powerful nose initially dominated by mushroom and bell green pepper, some Asian spices and cigar box. The mushroom and pepper eventually settled down giving more forest notes. The dusty tannins are almost mostly resolved. This is a benchmark quintessential Napa Cabernet. 94-95

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  • vanpe003 wrote: 95 points

    May 10, 2020 - I was going to rate this 94+ points. But with all the other recent 94 scores right in a row, I'll break the cycle and push this to 95.

    Much better than it was in 2011. Secondary development in the background, with strong primary fruit. Somebody mentioned "they don't make them like this anymore". In large part, that reviewer is right. Great depth and body, but not overloaded with oak. Very nicely balanced. Reminds me a bit of the '86 Haut Brion from a few years back.

  • jlgnml Likes this wine: 94 points

    March 28, 2020 - Virtual dinner with private chef and Zoom: Good color, some bricking on the edges, Forrest nose, cab fruit, dark berry, good palate feel, did not fall apart and went very well with lamb shank and red wine reduction. One other party had the same wine with our virtual dinner.

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  • JR1822 Likes this wine: 94 points

    March 19, 2020 - spectacular old Cali cabernet... they dont make em like that anymore... forward fruti and drinking beautifully after 2 hour decant

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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)

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

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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)

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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 20 (0%)
  • In Cellars 2,980 (61%)
  • Consumed 1,914 (39%)

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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