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1997 Robert Mondavi - Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 90 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 54491-1997-750-3A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Graceful and harmonious, well proportioned, with supple, loamy currant, sage and a hint of lead pencil. Finishes with a long, deep aftertaste.
    Author: James Laube
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Lively crimson, correct, scented, aromatic, gentle, good balance. Some lift. There's still some tannin but the overall balance is good for a few years yet. Not a blockbuster.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    Ruby-red. Spicy aromas of cassis, graphite, mint and tobacco, along with a floral topnote. Juicy, intensely flavored and penetrating. Lovely stylish wine, with moderate flesh over a firm spine. The fruit really carries on the long, ripely tannic finish.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2000
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    The 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa is one of the finest regular Cabernet Sauvignons Mondavi has produced. A blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Syrah (13.9% alcohol), this dark ruby-colored wine with purple nuances has sweet black currant flavors mixed with spice box, licorice, and toast notes. Fleshy and open-knit, it should drink well for 10-14 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Wines4us
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Classic California cab...sting hints of blackberry and leather, dark still has strong tannins
    Drink Dates: 2005-2015
    Author: Brian-Mark Cellar
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 344 bottles owned
  • 102 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 102 collectors)