The fruit's rich flavors, ripe tannins and balanced acidity enabled Michael to craft an M Cabernet Sauvignon of unmatched richness, elegance and harmony. Extended post-fermentation maceration fully marryies the wine's rich black fruit flavors and supple, sculpted tannins. Stylistically reminiscent of the legendary Mondavi cabernets of the late 1960s and early 1970s, crafted by Michael, M is a prestigious wine reflecting the animo, or "soul," of its maker: compelling, dynamic, and elegant.
Blend: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot
"The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon M by Michael Mondavi is a pretty wine laced with tobacco, dried flowers, raspberries and gentle spices. Today, the tannins appear to be a bit firm considering the wine’s otherwise mid-weight structure. There is good balance in the glass, but not the personality, pedigree or excitement I expect in this price range. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
"Dark in tone, focused on the firmness of its tannins, this wine has the flavor of wild blueberry skins, yielding a juiciness that's equally dark and dense. Its complexities are hidden for now within the structure, needing time to emerge as the tannins open with age. "
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