SEE: Deep cherry red
SMELL: Red berry and spice
TASTE: Cherry, blueberry, vanilla
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 93 points - Attractive, opaque, deep purple color. Aroma is all about mint and brambles in the first inhalations, then it turns raisiny, leathery, and pruny. Taste profile is tart, assertively berry-like, peppery all the way deep into the silky aftertaste. Great Value
Mondavi’s done it again, produced another very nice Cabernet at an everyday price. It shows classy elegance, with blackberry, currant and mocha notes. - Best Buy (Sep 2013)
Showcasing grapes from our finest coastal vineyards, Mondavi's Private Selection wines embody this philosophy with a fruit-forward style, perfect for enjoying anytime with family and friends. Their Cabernet Sauvignon brims with blackberries, plums and spices, with soft oak nuances from barrel aging.
|Wine maker notes
|There’s 20 degrees difference between our northern and southern vineyards, though it’s only 40 miles. So, whether grapes like it cool or warm, like our Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon, they all grow up delicious.
|PAIR: Grilled steak, pasta
|Robert Mondavi established his namesake winery in 1966 with a vision to create Napa Valley wines that would stand in the company of the world’s finest. He chose To Kalon Vineyard in the heart of the Napa Valley as the home for Robert Mondavi Winery. This first-growth vineyard, located in Oakville, California, is renowned for producing some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon wines in the world, as well as for its Sauvignon Blanc grapes, from which Mr. Mondavi crafted his signature wine, Fume Blanc.
Along with To Kalon Vineyard, Robert Mondavi Winery sources grapes from some of Napa Valley’s finest vineyards, including Stag’s Leap (Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc) and Carneros (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay).
Mr. Mondavi believed that wines should reflect their origins, that they are the product of the soil, the climate, and the careful stewardship of those precious resources. He also believed in combining the newest techniques and technology with time-honored winemaking traditions.
Our winemaking and vineyard teams are proud to carry on our founder’s mandate to always strive higher, to pursue Robert Mondavi’s goal of excellence with the same passion and innovative spirit, moving forward with programs that break barriers and open new frontiers.