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1998 Robert Mondavi - Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 89 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 89 IWC
  • 80 JR
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 54494-1998-750-3A
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    A bordeaux-styled wine with very severe dry tannins, tight flavours and a certain ungenerous tartness.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    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
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2001
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    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.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

    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.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2014-2016
    Author: Boris F
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Yamadori
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Pierre T184
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: Tank
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Crimson in color. Smokey red currant.Medium/Full bodied. Leathery dry tannins.
    Author: run dry
  • Self | Rating: 92

    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.
    Author: Zarm
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

  • 985 bottles owned
  • 195 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 195 collectors)