2008 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville
88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 2% Merlot, 1% Malbec & 1% Petite Verdot
This Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon opens with intense aromas of juicy ripe plums, black cherries and blackberries. The flavors expand to include black tea, licorice and fresh bay leaf. Broad, ample tannins remind us that this is an Oakville wine and the experience concludes with a lengthy, persistent dark cherry finish.
Wine Spectator - July 31, 2011 issue
Rated 94 Points and Highly Recommended
“A supple, graceful, yet potent and engaging young Cabernet, the proverbial iron fist in a velvet glove. Shows intense, minty bay leaf and dried currant and berry flavors that unfold gracefully, picking up a nice minerally edge as well as tannins that are firm yet graceful and refined. Drink now through 2020.”
Wine Enthusiast - September 2011 issue
Rated 93 Points
"A deeply flavored, impressive Cabernet, rich in fruit and magnificently structured. Hits it out of the park with ripe blackberries and cassis that finish sweet in toasty oak. The tannins are pure Oakville, soft and complex. Now–2015. —S.H."