The Oakville District Cabernet Sauvignon reflects the great climate and soils that surround our winery in the geographic center of Napa Valley. Complex and muscular, this wine captures the unique characteristics of the region with deep layers of cassis and wild berries interwoven with nuances of cedar, vanillin and spice. The Oakville District has been the cradle of great Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons for over 120 years.
"The powerful (14.1% alcohol), superb 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville (84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, and 7% Cabernet Franc) exhibits a complex, Pauillac-like nose of cedar, fruitcake, black currants, and spicy new oak. There is medium to full body, well-integrated sweet tannin and acidity, an opulent texture, and a layered, long finish."
The Wine Advocate
"Full ruby color. Spicy, perfumed aromas of black raspberry, black cherry and licorice. Fat, lush and broad; a large-framed wine with impressive thickness and sweetness of fruit. Creamy, very fine tannins really spread out on the palate. A superb showcase for the appellation the Mondavis have done so much to define and promote."
International Wine Cellar