2001 Mondavi, Robert Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • WS 95
  • WA 94
  • IWC 94
  • WE 94

Reviews for 2001 Mondavi, Robert Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2011
Smooth and sophisticated with complex graceful mocha espresso bean dried berry currant black cherry and plum woven together in an open-knit style that's deceptively deep and penetrating. At a perfect drinking intersection... Smooth and sophisticated with complex graceful mocha espresso bean dried berry currant black cherry and plum woven together in an open-knit style that's deceptively deep and penetrating. At a perfect drinking intersection where the fruit is at times youthful yet maturing.-2001 California Cabernet blind retrospective (June 2011). Drink now through 2018. -JL
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2011
A brilliant effort from Mondavi the 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Cabernet Franc and the rest Malbec and Petit Verdot) exhibits complex aromatics of forest floor sweet black cherry... A brilliant effort from Mondavi the 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Cabernet Franc and the rest Malbec and Petit Verdot) exhibits complex aromatics of forest floor sweet black cherry and black currant fruit vanillin and lead pencil shavings. Dense and powerful as well as elegant and concentrated the finish reveals moderate tannins and the wine needs another 4-5 years of cellaring but it has at least 25 years of upside left.
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2004
Deep ruby. Reticent but highly nuanced nose hints at black raspberry cassis smoke espresso and minerals. Very complex rich and sharply focused with captivating flavors of cassis bitter chocolate menthol tobacco and earth... Deep ruby. Reticent but highly nuanced nose hints at black raspberry cassis smoke espresso and minerals. Very complex rich and sharply focused with captivating flavors of cassis bitter chocolate menthol tobacco and earth. Rather backward wine yet suave and seamless; this is balanced from the start but has the structure to develop in bottle for 15 to 20 years. Juicy finish features big broad tannins and a sweet suggestion of chocolate. Wears its 14.6% alcohol gracefully.
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2005
Contains 67% To Kalon Vineyard fruit. Still a baby. Closed brooding very deep very dry. Fabulous cassis fruit a huge wine. Lots of delicious sweet new oak. Superbly balanced impressive. Drinkable now but best 2010-2020
JJB 93
Alex Lallos - JJ Buckley, October 2010
Dark and dense crimson with a medium red rim. The complex nose offers dark red fruits combined with a subtle earthy component: cherry and raspberry followed by truffle leather and tar. Red plum and cinnamon are exhibited... Dark and dense crimson with a medium red rim. The complex nose offers dark red fruits combined with a subtle earthy component: cherry and raspberry followed by truffle leather and tar. Red plum and cinnamon are exhibited on the palate which still shows excellent concentration and depth. This is extremely well balanced with soft tannins that seem to flesh out towards the long robust finish. You can drink this beautiful example of well-aged California cabernet now or cellar for up to 10 more years.