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Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 156
(93% from To-Kalon fruit): Good bright medium ruby. Aromatic, essence-of-Oakville nose offers black raspberry, cassis, loam, spices, licorice and menthol. Lush but fresh and delineated, with a medicinal minty quality to the cassis and graphite flavors. A bit tough for a 2008, but there's also good underlying sweetness and length here. The wine's serious tannic structure calls for a few years of patience. Will this fatten up in bottle?
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Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 11/28/2013
If you like big napa cab this destroys caymus, silver oak, etc. a good end of night cab.
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 11/26/2013
Drink Dates: 2013-2022
a wonderfully balanced Napa cab. tons of fruit but great oaky notes of chocolate, leather and black fruit. ready to dirink , but will be good for years too come
Trust Rating: 91
Tasted On: 10/28/2013
I approached this bottle with trepidation as I am not a huge fan of the Mondavi camp. It was given as a gift and has been sitting for about two years. I opened this on Saturday night with some friends and we were all amazed at what a solid wine this was. The nose was bursting with vanilla and dark fruit, while the mouthfeel was full and balanced. The finish was smooth and at least 30 seconds. I will be on the hunt for more of this one!!
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 07/14/2013
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 02/17/2013
Couldn't find in inventory 2/13
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