Friday, August 19, 2016

Robert Mondavi Napa Valley 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon


I've continued my celebration with:

Robert Mondavi Napa Valley 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, $24.99-$29.99, 91 points, poured a deep-dark maroon trending black currant purple/red which encroached upon the clear wine ring; there was some sheeting on the glass bowl.
Recalcitrant black fruit aromas with soft notes of sweet cooking spices were outstanding.
The medium-plus body was satin smooth, tannins were a much resolved mellow underlayment, and the acidity was good.
Soft black currant and blackberry fruit with cedar and savory flavors were excellent and trailed well into the long finish of easy spices and a balanced 14.5% alcohol.
Paired perfectly with our afternoon burgers.


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  1. Yikes.... That wine is $19-$21 down here. For $35ish, the Oakville is a much, much better step up. But it needs some age to mellow the wood.

    1. Funny you say that, as I just came home with the RM 2012 Merlot for $19.99!
      The last time I bought the Oakville it was the 2009 for $48.44! Ouch, but it was a very good wine!