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1998 Robert Mondavi - Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 750ml
1998 Robert Mondavi - Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley
Red / Cabernet Sauvignon
1998 Robert Mondavi - Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
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Professional Reviews


International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 96

Ruby-red. Redcurrant, lead pencil, nuts and fresh herbs on the nose. Supple, ripe and sweet, with lovely texture and suave tannins for the vintage. Still, the licorice and herbal flavors are not as expressive as usual for this cuvee

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Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 132

The 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is evolved. A plum/ruby color is followed by aromas of toasty oak, tobacco, black currants, smoke, and spice box. In the mouth, it is medium-bodied, with excellent fruit on the attack, some real charm and roundness, but the finish is filled with astringent tannin. If this wine continues to hold its fruit, it is going to be a Bordeaux-styled, medium-weight Cabernet Sauvignon to drink over the next 12-14 years. However, the tannin will need to be monitored because this particular wine could possibly dry out.

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Wine Spectator Author: James Laube

Seductive and stylish up front, with pretty, supple, coffee, currant, anise and sage notes, but you keep hoping for a little more focus. Finishes with a thick, chewy wall of dry tannins.

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Community Reviews


Zarm Trust Rating: 88 Tasted On: 04/21/2013

Truffle smell. After an hour a bit of mustiness blows off, and Bordeaux graphite smells starts to creep in. Dark red fruit. Bit darker than some years. Browning rim. Peaked, but still good and very elegant.


Pierre T184 Trust Rating: 96 Tasted On: 02/12/2013


Yamadori Trust Rating: 97 Tasted On: 06/25/2011


run dry Tasted On: 11/27/2008

Crimson in color. Smokey red currant.Medium/Full bodied. Leathery dry tannins.


Tank Trust Rating: 100 Tasted On: 11/29/2008

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