1979 Robert Mondavi - Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 3.0L

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WS 90   Collector 95
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

Mature and complex, with supple, elegant cherry, currant, mint and coffee notes, holding its elegance and finesse on the finish.

Drink Dates: 1999-2005
Author: James Laube

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 95
Author: Gaisake
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 04/09/2011
Still fresh after so many years. Very sooth and with rounded dark fruits. Proves that a good wine from a good producer in the new worls is as good as the classic french.

Average rating: 87, based on 2 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

2 bottles owned by 2 collectors.

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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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Wine Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is perhaps the world's best known red variety, with its full-bodied, intense profile. An offspring of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, it is the primary grape of Bordeaux's Left Bank (Medoc and Graves regions) and the Napa Valley, but can be found growing all over the world. Typical descriptors for Cabernet Sauvignon are cassis, cedar, mint, black pepper, eucalyptus, and pencil lead.

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