Saturday, August 31, 2019

Robert Mondavi!

In stock now at Forsyth

2014 Robert Mondavi Oakville Fume...$16.99
A blend of 79% Sauvignon Blanc and 21% Sémillon largely fermented in 60-gallon French oak barrels, this is a well-integrated and substantial offering of sublime texture, length and complexity. A jasmine aromas rides atop fresh, vibrant layers of Meyer lemon and nectarine, with a stony mineral element persistent on the finish.
Rated 94/100 Wine Enthusiast

2015 Robert Mondavi Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon...$49.99
I tasted the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville from tank just prior to bottling. Rich, sumptuous and inviting, the 2015 possesses remarkable depth and structure to play off the intense dark fruit. Black cherry, mocha, espresso and new leather add shades of nuance as the wine opens up in the glass. Based on this tasting, it looks like the 2015 is going to need at least a few years in bottle to be at its very best.
Rated 90-93/100 Vinous Media

2015 Robert Mondavi The Reserve Cabernet To-Kalon...$117.99
Composed of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon To Kalon Reserve features a deep garnet-purple color and wonderfully expressive nose of crème de cassis, preserved plums and black forest cake with hints of cigar boxes, aniseed, dark chocolate and forest floor. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated in the mouth, the ripe, opulent black fruit is well supported by velvety tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long and spicy.
Rated 96+/100 The Wine Advocate
A blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 2% Petite Verdot, and 2% Cabernet Franc, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon The Reserve To Kalon Vineyard is about as perfumed, upfront and sexy as they come. Sporting a ruby/plum color and a terrific bouquet of black raspberries, cedary spice, toasty oak, flowers and incense, it hits the palate with loads of sweet fruit, an undeniable opulence, ripe tannin and a great finish. It's an approachable 2015 that's going to evolve gracefully for another two decades.
Rated 95/100 Jeb Dunnuck
The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon To Kalon Vineyard is one of the finest wines I have tasted from Robert Mondavi of late. Sumptuous, rich and expansive, the 2015 offers tremendous fruit density and freshness, something that was especially hard to come by in this very challenging year. With its soft edges and voluptuous curves, the 2015 will drink well with minimal cellaring. Readers will have a hard time keeping their hands off this gem. Core To Kalon parcels include MacDonald, Monastery and T.
Rated 95+/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
The fifth vintage of this iconic vineyard-designate reserve comes in at 14.5% ABV and comprises 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cab Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot. Although I'm inspired to write a sonnet after tasting it, I attempted to translate my notes into these succinct descriptives: Toffee-cedar and plum preserves accent the nose with an undertone of leather and coffee as teh satiny entry leads to a dustier mid-palate. Tannins wrap the tongue with fleshy dark chocolate and dense blueberry oak.
Rated 98/100 The Tasting Panel
Very complex and changing all the time with red fruit, tile, blackberries and a hint of black truffle. Full-bodied, firm and chewy with focus and reality. Firm and driven with compact and super fine tannins. Drink now or hold
Rated 96/100 James Suckling

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