2012 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
  • WS 96
  • VN 94
  • WE 94
  • JL 94

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Reg: $119.94

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WS 96
Wine Spectator, January 2016
Along with 2008, this is the best of the recent vintages. Dramatic, explosive flavors impart strength, personality and depth.—Robert Mondavi vertical (December 2015). Drink now through 2037. 7,269 cases made. –JL
VN 94
Vinous, May 2016
94+ (15% alcohol; made with 35 days of skin contact; 96% from To Kalon fruit): Dark ruby. Aromas of crushed blackberry, violet and bitter chocolate are complicated by musky spices and tobacco. Sweet, vinous and deep... 94+ (15% alcohol; made with 35 days of skin contact; 96% from To Kalon fruit): Dark ruby. Aromas of crushed blackberry, violet and bitter chocolate are complicated by musky spices and tobacco. Sweet, vinous and deep, conveying a distinct ripeness to the flavors of black raspberry, blueberry and sexy spices. Boasts a wonderfully fine-grained texture and outstanding depth of fruit, as well as the framing energy to give it outstanding energy and definition. Finishes with huge but fully ripe tannins and resounding length. This still tastes like a barrel sample, but with no hardness. - Stephen Tanzer
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast, December 2015
From one of the Napa Valley's most historically famous sites, this Cab delivers a testament to gamy blackberry and blueberry alongside complex cassis, clove and black licorice. Full bodied and richly concentrated, it's... From one of the Napa Valley's most historically famous sites, this Cab delivers a testament to gamy blackberry and blueberry alongside complex cassis, clove and black licorice. Full bodied and richly concentrated, it's also soft and well integrated, entirely pleasurable now, with years to go in terms of structure and body. Cellar through 2027 and possibly beyond.
JL 94
TheWineCellarInsider.com, September 2015
This is a super Cabernet Sauvignon with a kiss of oak, smoke, blackberries, black cherries, licorice, fresh herbs and cocoa. The wine is sweet, polished, fresh, ripe and elegant, with soft tannins and a long... This is a super Cabernet Sauvignon with a kiss of oak, smoke, blackberries, black cherries, licorice, fresh herbs and cocoa. The wine is sweet, polished, fresh, ripe and elegant, with soft tannins and a long finish. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=2012+Mondavi++Reserve
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2012
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.