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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon
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16¾/20

Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Napa Valley, California, United StatesI’ve tasted a lot of Mondavi cabernet most of my adult lifetime. There have been many memorable bottles from the 1968 vintage onward but I suspect the best wines are being made right now by long-time winemaker Geneviève Janssens. This 2013 is such an example mixing 87 percent cabernet sauvignon, eight percent merlot and 5 percent cabernet franc from a very fine growing season. The style is rich but restrained, dry but with adequate fruit. It’s Napa but with style and substance and no sugar. Complexity in a glass at a very fair price. Delicious now but you could age this through 2020. A quarter of the fruit comes off To Kalon Oakville vineyard and a further 10% comes from the winery’s Wappo Hill Vineyard in the Stag's Leap District. Delicious now but you could age this through 2020.Tasted: 18 April 2016Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 34.99 BCLS ON 29.95 Vintages Essentials Collection NF 38.50 NB 37.00 NS 56.95 SK 36.00 MB 44.00 private wine shops PEI 40.00 US 20.00 srp NF 34.88 NLC Producer: Robert Mondavi WineryDistributors: Arterra Wines Canada
Varietal: Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 255513UPC: 86003051843