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2006 Robert Mondavi - Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer Notes

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... More »

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89
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2009-2016 VF: 2008-2021
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 144
Author dozman3
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.218%
Tasted On 09/29/2013
Drink Dates 2013-2020

this was actually the reserve and it is near perfection. ready to drink but highly complex and layered sophistication. delicious

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Author MH
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.171%
Tasted On 07/27/2013
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Author ksteward
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.695%
Tasted On 01/30/2012
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Author keviclan
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.226%
Tasted On 11/17/2011
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Author Seel Family Cellar
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 08/02/2011
Drink Dates 2009-2013

"Supple, elegant, and well-balanced" says a well known wine publication. All of that is a given, it is the Mondavi style. Wine was well structured, well balanced, but had a hard time picking up any definitive fruit aromas. Tends a slight bit more toward the earthy side. The foundation (i.e. the Mondavi style) is there for a great cab, but this one doesn't quite get there.

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Author Bryon
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.38%
Tasted On 11/20/2010
Drink Dates 2010-2012

Drank the 06 Napa Cab and 04 Napa Merlot with Tisa and Gunther. The 06 Cab is drinking very well, good fruit from start to finish, the merlot had less flavor but was very soft. Color and weight of each wine was very good.

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Author SamT
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.127%
Tasted On 11/19/2010
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Author Cellar Dweller 33
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.622%
Tasted On 10/06/2010

Mondavi knows how to make great value wine at at a terrific price.

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Author moonjockey
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.308%
Tasted On 08/27/2010
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Big Bold Cab for the 20 dollar range. Tannins need to soften but went well with the ribeyes.

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Author aCorn
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.436%
Tasted On 01/19/2010

Very berry.

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Author cmin
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.571%
Tasted On 11/20/2009

Big with massive level of tannin. Decent bouquet but still quite closed. Medium finish. Need some aging for tannin to soften and allow its sweet fruits to appear. Could potentially be a bargain in few years.

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Author YSL
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 02/25/2009
Drink Dates 2010-2020

Decanted for 2 hours+. Never really opened. Seems much more closed than 2005 at the same age. Nose is restrained and palate exhibits dark plum and black cherry with hint of cedar. Full bodied and tannic. Out of balance for now. Definately will be better as it ages.

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