1991 Robert Mondavi - Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 750ml

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JR 18   WA 96   WS 88   Customer 92
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

Very attractive, complete, well-melded bouquet. Lovely sweetness and complexity. Perfect claret structure. Fresher than the 1990.

Drink Dates: 2000-2015
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

This wine is just beginning to drink spectacularly well. The fabulous 1991 Reserve is the quintessential Napa Cabernet that represents a synthesis in style between the elegance of a first-growth Bordeaux and the ripe, intense, generous fruit of Napa Valley. It is just hitting its peak of maturity where it should remain for 10-20 years.

Drink Dates: 2002-2020
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 142

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

Offers mature currant, coffee, cedar and anise flavors, it turns rich and complex.--'81/'91 California Cabernet retrospective. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.

Drink Dates: 2002-2002
Author: James Laube


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Customer Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 95
Author: Scooter
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 11/24/2014
Puzzled by the other tasting notes. This was still fresh and delicious, with good fruit and a long finish. Excellent and at least a few years left

Rating: 97
Author: Conrad K
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 10/12/2009
Drink Dates: 2002-2015
Wow! This is the most memorable Robert Mondavi Cabernet I can recall. Dark ruby color with no signs of aging. Elegant blueberry fruit with soft tannins on the palate. Could easily be mistaken for a great Pomerol. Continues to open in the glass and still drinking fabulously after an hour of air. Nice soft finish with hints of mocha.

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Rating: 96
Author: jrwill
Trust Rating: 91
Tasted On: 07/18/2009
Drink Dates: 2002
This wine is just beginning to drink spectacularly well. The fabulous 1991 Reserve is the quintessential Napa Cabernet that represents a synthesis in style between the elegance of a first-growth Bordeaux and the ripe, intense, generous fruit of Napa Valley. It is just hitting its peak of maturity where it should remain for 10-20 years.

Rating: 80
Author: Kiki
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 02/13/2009
Drink Dates:
kelly@kellyflemingwines.com this bottle had remarkable fruit, great quality grapes but bret bret bret, just ashamed

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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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