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Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
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Category: Red Wine
Varietal:Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Region: California » Napa Valley
Producer: Robert Mondavi
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Robert Mondavi

Powerful tannins are chewy and generous, and beautifully balanced by the wine's equally dense flavors of black fruits-blackberry, black cherry, boysenberry and crème de cassis. Vibrant and alive with fresh acidity, the 2005 Reserve is a powerful wine that carries its considerable muscle with elegance and style.

Wine Enthusiast

This is a very fine, high level Cabernet that shows the impeccable nature of Mondavi Reserve. Yet it's also very tannic and far from being drinkable. Shows a vast repository of black currant, blackberry, black cherry and new oak flavors wrapped into a smooth, velvety mouthfeel whose finish goes on forever. Masculine and authoritative, it should continue to improve for many years. Drink now, with decanting, and through 2017, at least.

Score: 94. —Steve Heimoff, December 31, 2008.

Wine Spectator

Sleek, elegant and polished. A refined yet rich and complex effort, with a mix of mint, currant, bay leaf, sage and dusty berry flavors. Firms up on the finish, where the tannins are firm yet supple and integrated. Best from 2009 through 2015.

Score: 92. —James Laube, 2008.

Wine Advocate

The dense ruby/purple-hued 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve's big, sweet nose reveals aromas of creme de cassis, licorice, cedar, and spice box. Medium to full-bodied, elegant, restrained, and made in a distinctively Bordeaux style, it possesses admirable purity, texture, and length. It is delicate and poised as opposed to flamboyant, and should age easily for 15-18 years.

Score: 90+. —Robert Parker, December 2008.

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Price:$49.84

in mixed case $44.86

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