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Robert Mondavi's The Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is an excellent red wine cuvée made from Cabernet Sauvignon (93%), Cabernet Franc (6%) and Petit Verdot (1%) grape varieties.
In the glass, this wine shines in a deep garnet red with purple reflections and a dark red core. An intense aroma firework is revealed in the nose: violet and lavender combine with sweetly ripened black currants - accompanied by a hint of laurel leaves, graphite and spicy hints of oak wood.
The taste is nothing short of the bouquet: the palate expects expressive notes of juicy blueberries, ripe blackberries, cassis and plums. Filigree notes of fresh herbs, liquorice and a present minerality are added. The impressive aroma blends with the juicy, opulent body, which is enveloped by a powerful, multi-layered texture. The tannins are full and sweetly matured and accompany you to the very long, supple and elegant finale.
Vinification of the Mondavi Cabernet ReserveThis
cult wine was made from the grapes of the legendary To Kalon (Greek "the Beautiful") vineyard, which is considered the best terroir in North America for Cabernet Sauvignon. The harvest in October is done exclusively by hand in small reading boxes. Arriving in the To Kalon wine cellar, the harvested goods are strictly selected.The
berries are traditionally fermented in oak barrels. The mash is not pumped, but transported by gravity and gently pressed in classic basket presses. The long maceration time of 37 days deprives the berry skins of the gentle tannins, the wonderful aromas and the strong colour. Finally, this wine matures for a total of 18 months in French oak barriques (100% new wood).
Food recommendation for the Cabernet Sauvignon The Reserve Mondavi
This dry red wine from the USA is an excellent accompaniment to wild duck fresh from the oven, roast goose with blueberry and dumplings, wild ragout with homemade noodles or with game dishes in cranberry sauce. We recommend decanting this red wine for 2 hours before enjoying it.
Awards for Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon The Reserve
- James Suckling: 93 points for 2014
- Wine Spectator: 90 points for 2014
- The Wine Enthusiast: 95 points for 2014
- Robert M. Parker - The Wine Advocate: 95 points for 2014
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|Type of Wine:||Red wine|
|Wine acidity in g/l:||6,4|
|Residual sugar in g/l:||0,7|
|Sub region:||Napa Valley (US)|
|Occasion & Theme:||wedding , perfect for an evening in front of the chimney , surprise connoisseurs , Romantic Dinner , Christmas|
|Ageing in:||small barrel|
|Grape Variety:||Cabernet Franc , Cabernet Sauvignon , Petit Verdot|
|Awards:||Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate - 95 Punkte , James Suckling - 93 Punkte , Wine Enthusiast - 95 Punkte , Wine Spectator - 90 Punkte|
|Maturation:||French Oak , Barrique 225 l|
|Duration of maturation (in Months):||18|
|Aromas & Palate Notes:||Blackberry , Sour cherry , Violets , mineral , Licorice , Forest floor|
|Mouthfeel/ Texture:||melt-in-the-mouth , velvety , dense|
|Optimal serving temperature in °C:||15 - 18|
|Style:||New World , fragrant , complex|
|Food Pairing:||dark food|
|Glass Recommendation:||Burgundy glass|
|Bottle Design & Features:||Bordeaux Style , classic|
|Bottle size in L:||0,75|
|storage capacity in years from the vintage year:||15|
|Alcohol % ABV:||14,0|
|Allergens & Misc. Ingredients:||contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide|
|Distributor:||Wein Service Bonn GmbH - DE-ÖKO-005 - Königswinterer Str. 552 - 53227 Bonn - Deutschland|