2016 Robert Mondavi Winery Oakville Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Franc - 750ML
  • WE 93
  • VN 93
  • JS 92
  • WS 92
  • JD 90

Reg: $39.94

$35.94

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Reg: $39.94

$35.94

This product is
out of stock

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WE 93
Wine Enthusiast, January 2020
Dusty gravel and crushed rock earthiness make for a heady, memorable experience in this varietal wine, a standout from the producer. Dried herb, currant and cassis mingle around a soft well-integrated texture of lengthy... expand Dusty gravel and crushed rock earthiness make for a heady, memorable experience in this varietal wine, a standout from the producer. Dried herb, currant and cassis mingle around a soft well-integrated texture of lengthy tannins and classic oak, the body full and fleshy. VIRGINIE BOONE collapse
VN 93
Vinous, January 2020
A new wine in this range, the 2016 Cabernet Franc emerges from three blocks within To Kalon: V, Monastery North and Monastery South. Aromatic, sensual and super-expressive, the 2016 has a lot going on. Cedar, dried... expand A new wine in this range, the 2016 Cabernet Franc emerges from three blocks within To Kalon: V, Monastery North and Monastery South. Aromatic, sensual and super-expressive, the 2016 has a lot going on. Cedar, dried flowers, espresso, dried cherry and menthol all grace this compelling, promising wine that shows terrific energy and plenty of persistence. -- Antonio Galloni collapse
JS 92
jamessuckling.com, February 2020
Iodine and currant character with hints of sage and other herbs. Medium body. Spreads across the palate. This is still a little tight. Give it a year or two. Try after 2020.
WS 92
Wine Spectator, August 2020
Sappy kirsch and blackberry compote flavors exhibit floral lift, with tobacco and mineral streaks enlivening the finish. Well-toasted and dense, but shows good energy overall. Best from 2021 through 2026. — JM
JD 90
jebdunnuck.com, January 2020
Coming all from To Kolan, the 2016 Cabernet Franc Oakville has a pretty bouquet of red and black fruits, earth, spring flowers, and violet aromas. It has a wonderful earthy/forest floor character, medium body, ripe yet... expand Coming all from To Kolan, the 2016 Cabernet Franc Oakville has a pretty bouquet of red and black fruits, earth, spring flowers, and violet aromas. It has a wonderful earthy/forest floor character, medium body, ripe yet present tannins, and a good finish. Including 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, drink it any time over the coming decade or more. collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Franc
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

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.