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1987 Robert Mondavi - Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 750ml
1987 Robert Mondavi - Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley
Red / Cabernet Sauvignon
1987 Robert Mondavi - Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
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Professional Reviews


International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 104

(retasted at Mondavi) Very good full medium ruby. Currant, black cherry, roast coffee, cedar, leather, tobacco, truffle and black olive on the flamboyant nose. Sappy, youthfully tight flavors of currant and tobacco leaf, with a faint gamey nuance. Very ripe and rich but adamantly dry. Strong finish features big, ripe tannins. A superb bottle, far closer in character to my memory of this wine than the more politely styled example shown at the group tasting.

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Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 94

This extraordinary wine is backward and unevolved, but even neophytes will recognize its potential greatness. The opaque, saturated, dark purple color reveals no sign of age. The huge, smoky, oaky, blackcurrant, herb, and vanillin-scented nose only hints at what will be achieved with further evolution. Sweet, decadently rich, dense, highly extracted flavors are wrapped around a full-bodied, chewy, super-concentrated, moderately tannic wine that, ideally, needs 7-8 more years of cellaring. It is a 25 to 30 year California Cabernet Sauvignon that is just beginning to become civilized. A potential legend in the making!

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Wine Spectator Author: James Laube

Dark, ripe and intense, with a rich core of cedar, currant, anise and spice flavors, finishing with a firm tannic edge. Impressive for its detailed, integrated flavors and fine balance.--1987 California Cabernet horizontal.

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Community Reviews


dozman3 Trust Rating: 98 Tasted On: 06/08/2013 Drink Dates: 2013-2014

earthy and past prime but only slightly. still an enjoyable complex Napa cab.

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Rutiger Trust Rating: 98 Tasted On: 03/09/2013

Ridge component tasting with Brian & Brian. Tasted alongside '89 Pichon-Baron. Outstanding old California Cab.


botro Trust Rating: 99 Tasted On: 12/28/2011 Drink Dates: 1993-2006

Dark color with aromas of earth. Somewhat dried out but still has amazing length. This was tasted alongside the 1986 and was remarkably similar though more austere and less fruit. Amazing wine for its age.


Kevin T560 Tasted On: 01/02/2011


cuje Trust Rating: 78 Tasted On: 07/10/2010

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