Red

1999 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 358

  • wythes Likes this wine: 90 points

    December 6, 2019 - Twenty years on and this wine is still performing pretty well. I don't know where my bottle came from, but I've had it for a while in my cellar. CellarTracker says this wine has a 2014 end date, but I disagree. This wine could go a few more years. The nose didn't offer up much, but the palate was smooth with some fruit. In other words, a typical Cali Cabernet. All things considered, not a bad showing from this wine.

    Day 2 and this wine is improving. The color doesn’t show much age but the wine tastes a bit ‘funky’ like a wine with some years behind it. I like it.

  • AllRed wrote: 88 points

    November 10, 2019 - Second Sunday Group: 1999 Napa cabernets (Our house): Blind. Herb and tobacco notes with red frut underneath. A bit thin across the palate. Good red fruit flavors, just lacks presence. I was suprised to see this unveiled as the Mondavi Reserves tend to perform much better for my palate preferences. Perhaps this bottle wasn't the greatest example of this wine. 88+ pts.

    My #6, Domino's #1
    Group #5, 59 pts

  • Woodbridge Brad Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 4, 2019 - Having a mini tasting with my grandson, fourth bottle in the series. One of the best in a wonderful period at the winery. Wanted to show the elegance and development. this wine is going strong and is so easy to use to demonstrate aging and elegance.

  • drrobvino wrote: 97 points

    June 15, 2019 - This was my last of 2 bottles. Had the last one 2 yrs ago. This wine was a whole different ballgame. Tasted alongside 2006 Montelena Estate Cab, the Mondavi soared. Non-polished in an old-school Napa sort of way (as opposed to the more polished and less interesting Montelena), the earthy and black-fruited flavors come out in spades. Cassis, pencil lead, unripened plum skin, wet firewood, cigar ash, old leather. This wine was replete with complexity and the beautifully supporting acidity was in perfect balance. Previously gritty tannins showed more refinement after 20 yrs of age...and the finish lasted far longer than a minute. Delicious now, I believe it is at an apogee and I wouod drink any bottles right now through 2020 or so. Delicious.

  • mflesh wrote: 94 points

    April 27, 2019 - No way I would have ever guessed this was a 99. Would have thought 06...maybe. It is showing a little bit of age, as I guess you would expect. But this bottle has aged very well. At 20 years old, this wine curveball of the night pulled by Jason! One of my favorites of the night. The entry of this wine definitely shows a hint of age, but only a hint. Lots of blackberry, hint of blueberry, cassis, dark baking chocolate. Little bit of graphite, still with nice tannin on the finish which has started to soften and integrate. A lovely wine.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Vintage Retrospective: The 1999 Napa Valley Cabernets (May 2019), 5/1/2019 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
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    Sep/Oct 2012, Issue #41, Robert Mondavi’s Superb Run of Cabernet Sauvignon

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    Mar/Apr 2009, Issue #20, The Golden Age of California Cabernet Sauvignon- Part Three

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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  • By Richard Jennings
    7/5/2003 (link) 87 points

    (Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve) Herbaceous, cherry nose; green, tart cassis, tannic palate with medium acidity; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1999
  • 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 086003055902, 086003055926, 086003055964, 086003055988, 086003055995, 086003056992, 086003061910

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (0%)
  • In Cellars 3,514 (56%)
  • Consumed 2,713 (44%)

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Community Recommendations

Steak, Flank steak, Grilled Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes & shiitake mushrooms, Turkey

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