1997 Robert Mondavi - Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 750ml

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1997 Robert Mondavi - Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
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International Wine Cellar | 93(+?)

Very good deep ruby-red. Superripe aromas of crystallized red berries, cassis, graphite and grilled nuts. Lush, sweet and minerally; already displays compelling inner-mouth complexity and superb delineation. Youthful fruit flavors show less of the meaty quality that characterized some recent vintages of this wine. Very strong underlying backbone. The wine's lovely sweetness carries through to the very long finish, which features dusty, even tannins.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 90

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Wine Advocate | 92

As for the 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, this wine seems more subdued than it did last year and might be going through a relatively closed stage. As it sat in the glass, it took on an almost Ducru-Beaucaillou or Leoville-Las Cases St.-Julien-like character, with notes of minerals, cedar wood, black currants, tobacco, and spice.

This is a rich, dark ruby/purple-colored wine with very complex aromatics, medium to full body, tight structure and plenty of tannin in the finish. There are 20,000 cases.

Drink Dates: 2005-2025
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 132

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Wine Spectator | 93

Packed with currant, black cherry, plum, cedar and spice nuances, finishing long and complete, this Mondavi reserve is a dark, immense, deeply concentrated and sharply focused red.

Drink Dates: 2002-2012
Author: James Laube


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Score: 91
Author: Jito72
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 04/28/2014
Drink Dates: 2008-2019
Score: 90
Author: Dr. Fil
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 12/25/2013
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Score: 93
Author: Zarm
Trust Rating: 88
Tasted On: 01/04/2014
Truffle aromas, elegant but dense, mature.
Score: 92
Author: JoelCalBear
Tasted On: 05/22/2013
Score: 94
Author: ghantouseli820
Tasted On: 03/25/2012
Drink Dates: 2012
More Vintages and Sizes of Robert Mondavi - Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve:

2010 (375ml)
2004 (750ml)
2001 (750ml)
1996 (750ml)

About This Producer


Robert Mondavi Winery was founded in 1966 and for decades has produced quality California wines that represent New World innovation on a global scale. The winery is located in Oakville, at the center of Napa Valley. The Mondavi family is well known for its dedication to research and experimentation in winemaking, as well as for helping establish the modern-day wine business in the post-Prohibition era. Some of Mondavi's innovations include the introduction of cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks and the use of French oak barrels in the late 1960s. Furthermore, Mondavi's technological innovations to improve the quality of wine and its focus on natural farming techniques have made a fundamental impact on the industry as a whole. For over 20 years Mondavi has been a leader in environmental responsibility, promoting sustainable farming and conservation.

The Robert Mondavi Winery produces wine in four categories: Napa Valley Wines, District Wines, Reserve Wines, and Limited Availability Wines. The Napa Valley wines are made from fruit blended across the region, whereas the District wines reflect the terroir of a particular appellation within the Valley. The Reserve wines are made from selected vineyard fruit that benefits from cellar aging. The Limited Availability Wines are unique varietal expressions (or blends) whose fruit is sourced from venerable vineyards throughout the Napa Valley and Carneros.

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