Robert Mondavi Private Selection 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, $6.79-$10.99, 89 points, is the wine down on its side and to the left, and if you haven't heard of it, either you will hear of it or you just tend to grab an inexpensive bottle of wine off the shelf; with an incredible price and an incredible wine, this one needs to stick in your memory to take with you to parties, for you dinner guests, or even for a gift!
Why! Why! Why!
Robert Mondavi Private Selection 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon has a slightly cloudy dark ruby color and the aroma is a lovely medley of whispers, with sweet cooking spice, toasty red fruit, and hints of blueberry wafting out of the glass.
A medium to medium-plus body carries good acidity with firm lasting tannin.
Flavors of red fruit, though just a bit thin are good, and trail gently into a warm spicy finish with the faintest hint of heat (13.5% alcohol).
I was surprised by the quality of this wine, and though, I'm guessing, this is a mass produced, mass appeal red wine, doesn't mean you shouldn't buy this wine. Maybe you have a problem with the big boy producers (I understand that), but like Apple Inc, or Microsoft, the average consumer will want convenience and value; this wine has both, and matches many $15-$20 Cabernet Sauvignon wines.
History of Robert Mondavi Winery
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