Red

1996 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 212

  • rocknroller wrote: 94 points

    October 7, 2020 - Enjoying a Fall Day (Home): Very dark red color with no bricking. PNP, drank 2 glasses over 3 hours plus. Great nose with leather, earth, funk, red fruit, garrigue-like herbs; evolving to show roasted game, forest floor, then cassis and dark berries. This has a satiny texture, full bodied, lifted, cassis, plum, dried wood, leather, fine grained tannins, nice and long on the finish.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • DBenke wrote: 94 points

    August 22, 2020 - Drinking great. Has a very Paulick nose. Bit of barnyard. Love it. Round fruit. Drink up

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  • humagne wrote: 94 points

    June 21, 2020 - In excellent shape, mature but not tired at all. Drink now but no hurry.

  • tplskylrk wrote:

    December 14, 2019 - Curious version. The cork on this was pristine, unlike recent few, crumbly ones. Three hours in and this has gone through a couple of phases. Funky out of joint first hour, then beautiful w steak for an hour, then alcohol and disjointed. Last sips, tannins, oaks, fruit, alch.

    Same vendor, same storage, slight bottle variation after 20+ years makes sense. This could have used a few hour decant....crazy. No end in sight for this wine, another decade for sure, balanced and delicious.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Jozefs wrote: 94 points

    September 11, 2019 - Totally resolved, but fruit still very much present; very enjoyable now, but will keep still further. No need to wait though.

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

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

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

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 1999, IWC Issue #87 (link)

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

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1998, IWC Issue #78 (link)

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    May/June 1998, IWC Issue #78 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    7/5/2003 (link) 91 points

    (Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve) Nice roasted cherry nose with slight dill note; cassis, balanced palate with resolving tannins; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • 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 083085220327, 086003001251, 086003055926, 086003055957, 086003055964, 086003055971, 086003055988, 086003057968

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 5 (0%)
  • In Cellars 2,286 (61%)
  • Consumed 1,478 (39%)

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