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    Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
    Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley, California

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    • ST93
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 95 Vinous / Antonio Galloni, 93 Wine Spectator, 93 International Wine Cellar, 92 Wine Enthusiast

    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 15.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 112981

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 2004 vintage of this wine was ranked #9 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2007

    Intensely fragrant with aromas of crème de cassis, graphite and notes of lavender and bay. Rich flavors of blackberry and huckleberry merge with earthiness and minerality. Tannins are generous and well-developed.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is a big wine loaded with black fruit, cedar, licorice, grilled herbs and tar. Layers of flavor build effortlessly to the muscular, virile finish. Despite its size, the 2008 Reserve maintains elements of classicism that serve to balance some of the wine’s more extroverted leanings. The wine impresses for its depth, expressive inner perfume and beautifully integrated tannins. It is a showstopper from Mondavi. The 2008 Reserve is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2028.

    95 Points
    Vinous / Antonio Galloni

    Rich, supple and graceful, with firm tannins supporting ripe plum, currant, blackberry and spice. Full-bodied, but not heavy or dense. Pleasantly complex and engaging. Drink now through 2022. 7,715 cases made.

    93 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Bright medium ruby. Very dark aromas of blackberry, cassis and licorice lifted by a violet element. Then juicy but quite tight on the palate, showing less sweetness than the 2007. A distinctly vertical, linear wine today; will it round out in barrel? Best today on the long, gripping finish, where the tannins are nicely ripe. The top cabernet lots got a maceration of up to 40 days in 2008, according to head winemaker Janssens.
    Rating: 93+

    93 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    A very fine Cabernet, fancy and elegant in the mouth, although the tannins are tough and the wine wants some time. Your first impression is of astringency, a combination both of grape skin and oak tannins. Next, the blockbuster core of blackberries and black currants hits, leading to a long, spicy finish. Despite high alcohol, this seems like a wine that should develop over the next ten years.
    Cellar Selection

    92 Points
    Wine Enthusiast
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