Classically Cabernet and classically Oakville, the wine strikes a captivating balance between power and finesse. The delicious core of layered black fruit - creme de cassis, blackberry and black cherry - is imbued with rich mocha and toasty toffee with subtle traces of fresh bay and black pepper. Already complex and approachable, the sumptuous, mouth filling texture is lifted by refreshing acidity.
Blend: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot,
"Robert Mondavi's juicy, dense purple-colored 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville is a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot and 1% Malbec. It offers lots of creme de cassis, Christmas fruitcake and spice notes as well as a full-bodied mouthfeel, building incrementally to reveal abundant rich, cassis fruit, good acidity and sweet tannin. This beautiful Cabernet should drink well for two decades or more.
The Wine Advocate
"Dark, deep and luscious with racy acidity and lovely blueberry, plum and spice; supple, juicy and showing notes of chocolate and vanilla; complex, elegant and quite lovely."
"Bright, deep red-ruby. Aromas and flavors of cassis, black cherry, graphite, licorice, menthol and bitter chocolate. Suave, sweet and concentrated if a bit youthfully aggressive and medicinal in the early going. But this has excellent energy and intensity, and classic Oakville character. Finishes with fine-grained tannins and lovely rising perfume.
International Wine Cellar