2009 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
  • WA 94
  • VN 93
  • WS 92
  • WE 90

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$114.94

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Reg: $149.94

$114.94

This product is
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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2012
Mondavi's 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is sumptuous and beautiful. Plums mocha cloves and pencil shavings are all woven together in this gorgeous large-scaled Cabernet Sauvignon. All the elements are in the right... Mondavi's 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is sumptuous and beautiful. Plums mocha cloves and pencil shavings are all woven together in this gorgeous large-scaled Cabernet Sauvignon. All the elements are in the right place. Silky nuanced tannins frame the voluptuous caressing finish. A wine of centeredness and gorgeous precision the 2009 is a true standout. The tannins need a few years to soften but once that starts to happen the 2009 should enjoy a long life. The blend is 88% Cabernet Sauvignon 8% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029. -Antonio Galloni
VN 93
Vinous, May 2016
Deep medium ruby. Near-roasted ripeness to the aromas of kirsch, wild dark berries, cocoa powder, black olive and licorice; distinctly higher-toned than the 2010. Then plush, sweet and ripe on the palate; much more... Deep medium ruby. Near-roasted ripeness to the aromas of kirsch, wild dark berries, cocoa powder, black olive and licorice; distinctly higher-toned than the 2010. Then plush, sweet and ripe on the palate; much more open-knit than the 2010 and showing great early appeal. Dark berry, cocoa powder and mineral flavors saturate the mouth and build on the long finish. This very deep, rich wines finishes with huge but ripe tannins. It's hard to imagine that this wine won't shut down in the bottle at some point.
WS 92
Wine Spectator, October 2012
Pure rich and layered with tiers of blackberry wild berry black licorice and mocha flavors. Impressive for its suppleness yet this has a firm backbone as well flexing its tannins on the finish. Best from 2013 through... Pure rich and layered with tiers of blackberry wild berry black licorice and mocha flavors. Impressive for its suppleness yet this has a firm backbone as well flexing its tannins on the finish. Best from 2013 through 2023. -JL
WE 90
Wine Enthusiast, November 2012
Rich and concentrated in blackberry essence black currant and mocha this has smooth tannins and a long complex dry finish. Delicacy not to mention ageability is somewhat compromised by the heat of high alcohol but still... Rich and concentrated in blackberry essence black currant and mocha this has smooth tannins and a long complex dry finish. Delicacy not to mention ageability is somewhat compromised by the heat of high alcohol but still it's a flashy effort to drink over the next few years. The grapes come from the esteemed To Kalon Vineyard immediately behind the winery.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2009
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork

Label

For Mondavi’s Reserve Cabernet, grapes are hand-harvested with three stages of strict sorting: first, on the vine, then by individual clusters, and then again by single berry following de-stemming. The selected grapes go directly into traditional French oak tanks for cold soak, fermentation and extended maceration–a total of 35 days of wine to skin contact–maximizing the extraction of varietal character and complexity while keeping tannins round and supple. The new wine is drained and gently pressed into 100% new French-oak barrels for malolactic fermentation, assuring seamless integration of fruit and oak. The final blends are assembled through repeated tasting trials over twenty months of barrel aging.

Winery

Robert Mondavi Winery

Robert Mondavi Winery is a leading California wine producer established by its namesake in 1966 with a vision to create Napa Valley wines that would stand in the company of the world’s finest. He chose To Kalon Vineyard in the heart of the Napa Valley as the home for the winery. The historic vineyard, located in Oakville, California, is renowned for producing some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon wines in the world, as well as for its Sauvignon Blanc grapes, from which Mr. Mondavi crafted his signature wine, Fumé Blanc.

Beyond the To Kalon Vineyard, Robert Mondavi Winery sources grapes from some of Napa Valley’s finest vineyards, including Stag’s Leap (Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc) and Carneros (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay).

Robert Mondavi was instrumental in bringing worldwide recognition for the wines of the Napa Valley and promoted the labeling of wines varietally which is now the standard for New World wines. One of his most important collaborations was with Baron Philippe de Rothschild of Chateau Mouton Rothschild, creating Opus One, which has become one of California’s icon Cabernet Sauvignon wines.

For 5 decades, Robert Mondavi Winery has led California’s wine industry, and much of the world, with innovations in winemaking and winegrowing.

The Robert Mondavi brand was acquired by Constellation Brands in 2004 and following its sale, Robert Mondavi partnered with his younger son Tim and daughter Marcia to create Continuum Estate. Robert Mondavi passed away in 2008 at the age of 94.