Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Drink: Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon

We wanted a red wine to pair with J's steaks. Tonight's pick off our wine rack (random) was the Robert Mondavi Winery 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon.

It is actually pretty high scoring! Here are the winemaker's notes:

This Cabernet Sauvignon has deep, expressive aromas and flavors of berry and black currant with nuances of mocha, violets and spice. The fruit envelops an elegant structure with firm, velvety tannins and excellent length. The wine's personality comes from the soils and climates of vineyards located in the geographic center of Napa Valley. Fermentation with both native and cultured yeast strains gives layers of nuance to the wine, and extended skin contact intensifies varietal complexity and softens tannins. The wine was aged in French oak ch√Ęteau barrels and bottled it without filtration to capture the full flavor profile and lush texture.

critical acclaim:

"A lovely young Cab, rich and balanced, and with the elegance you expect from this producer. Made from all 5 Bordeaux varieties, with a drop of Syrah, the wine is potent in red and black currant, blackberry and new oak flavors, with sweetly ripe tannins. Delicious now, it should develop through 2015."

91 Points

Wine Enthusiast

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