2005 Mondavi, Robert Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • WA 95
  • WE 94
  • WS 92
  • AG 90

Reviews for 2005 Mondavi, Robert Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
This is a beautiful 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve from Mondavi. The wine, a blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Cabernet Franc, has a youthful, opaque bluish/purple color and a classic nose of lead pencil shavings... This is a beautiful 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve from Mondavi. The wine, a blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Cabernet Franc, has a youthful, opaque bluish/purple color and a classic nose of lead pencil shavings, crème de cassis, licorice, and subtle, toasty French oak. Some chocolate also makes an appearance. Approachable, this full-bodied, beautifully concentrated and handsome Cabernet Sauvignon strikes me as one of the superb efforts the Mondavi Winery has produced, and should age effortlessly for another 20+ years. Given the bevy of $200+ Napa Cabernets these days, at $135.00, this is not a best buy, but it’s certainly a compelling price point, given this stunner. Drink it over the next 20 years. P.S. Once again, the vintage’s incredible freshness, vibrancy and precision are well displayed in this wine and, as I have indicated so many times in this horizontal, this is a striking characteristic in the manner the 2005s have evolved. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, December 2008
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... 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. - Steve Heimoff
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2008
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... 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. 8500 cases made. -JL
AG 90
Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, December 2014
The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is in a beautiful place right now. Mocha, espresso, worn-in leather, menthol, game, sage, tobacco, black plums and licorice are some of the many notes that inform this supple, juicy... The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is in a beautiful place right now. Mocha, espresso, worn-in leather, menthol, game, sage, tobacco, black plums and licorice are some of the many notes that inform this supple, juicy Cabernet Sauvignon. At nearly ten years of age, the 2005 is just beginning to enter its early tertiary stage, but it also has more than enough depth and structure to support at least another decade in the cellar.