Saturday, December 21, 2013

Robert Mondavi Oakville 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon


Robert Mondavi Oakville 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, $48.44-$56.99, 92+ points, appeared leggy on the glass wall with a broad transparent circumferential rim, while trending deep crushed black currant purple/red toward the black core.
With hints of chocolate, black currant, and toasty blackberry pie, the restrained aroma was quite good.
The lush full body carried good acidity and granny tannin.
Flavors consistently reflected the aroma, all of which trailed toward a spectacular finish of intense spice, heat (14.5%alcohol), and mint. Finally, just a hint of astringency might be too much for some.


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  1. Just had this over the weekend myself and it was stunning. As you describe, especially the mint on the finish. Really great. And not as assertive as many young Oakville's can be. Merry Christmas!

    1. Merry Christmas to you too.
      Thx for your comments!

  2. Oooh, a mini vertical, lots of fun! Not had this Cab, but did have a Mondavi Reserve fairly recently, nice. Let's face it, Constellation owns some nice acreage in Oakville, they should have a drinkable product!

  3. Vinogirl, would love to see you post a review of the Reserve! I've said it before: your reviews make mine look sophomoric! Lots of respect from me:-)