Red

2008 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 83

  • Vindependence Day Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 20, 2021 - Popped and poured in hotel quarantine. Part of my survival stash that I packed in my luggage. The nose was a bit muted, possibly because I was drinking it from a plastic cup. As I swirled it in my mouth, I did get quite tasty notes of blackberry, blueberry, toasted wood, and that Napa Valley dust that I enjoy. Tannins present but not overwhelming. Great, singing acidity and made me wish I had a nice steak to go with this, instead of Wheat Thins. With proper stemware and air, this could be in the 93-94 pt range. Really happy with this.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • levinml wrote: 93 points

    July 16, 2021 - Better than typical moderate priced (if $80=moderate for Napa cab), but not what you’d expect from good vintage and this cuvée. That said, still quite enjoyable with good flavors, complexity and balance. Don’t see this changing much more but no rush either.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Thirsty1 wrote:

    May 25, 2021 - A stunning 2008 Mondavi reserve. The nose was dark stewed fruits with a hint of earth. Black berry compote fresh cloud earth hint of stone a hint of olive. Beautifully integrated and luxurious and silky with a long harmonious finish. It’s on every note

  • Peterkraus60 wrote: 94 points

    May 16, 2021 - This wine is drinking beautifully now. Great balance of fruit and structure. Saved a bit for the next day and it was even better.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • dsimmons Likes this wine: 93 points

    May 14, 2021 - First of three bottles drunk with pot roast. A rich full bodied Cab with plenty of fruit. Looking forward to future bottles.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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    North Coast Part 1: Napa Valley's Incredible 2016s, 1/31/2019 (link)

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    Napa Valley’s Extraordinary 2016 Cabernets (Dec 2018), 12/1/2018 (link)

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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 Richard Jennings
    2/24/2012 (link) 91 points

    (Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve) Dark ruby color; blackberry, blackberry jam nose; tasty, ripe blackberry, blackberry jam palate; medium-plus finish 91+ points (85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot; 82% To Kalon Vineyard; 18 mos. in 100% new French oak; 15.5% alcohol)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • 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, 083085906290, 083085916176, 086003004955

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 5 (0%)
  • In Cellars 2,334 (62%)
  • Consumed 1,428 (38%)

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