Our Peter Mondavi Family Cabernet Sauvignon provokes aromas of anise and pomegranate
that melds with smoky overtones. On the palate, flavors of ripe red berries and
hickory bring out hints of nutmeg. Well balanced oak gives way to a smooth, rich finish
for this exceptional wine.
The 2008 growing season saw widespread frost damage and challenging summer
conditions which reduced yields and produced a lighter-than-average vintage. A dry
spring and a lengthy late April frost, the coldest in more than three decades, were
followed by three odd heat waves before mid-July, rain in some places and high
winds — all during the critical bloom period. As a result, grapes were smaller, but
more concentrated. Despite a 'crazy weather year', wines produced in this season
were well-structured, elegant and full of flavor.