Robert Mondavi Oakville District Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
Fresh, fragrant and seductively complex, the wine opens with vivid aromas of juicy berries mingled with the scent of violets and earthy black truffle. Sun-ripened black-fruit flavors of blackberry and plum are interwoven with subtle oak and a touch of chocolate on the long finish. Harmonious and generous, the wine has excellent density supported by big, velvety tannins.
Wine & Spirits - "Genevieve Janssens blends this sleek cabernet from Mondavi's To-Kalon Vineyard with small contributions from other Oakville bench sites. It's an impressive 2006, with curranty sweetness in the middle of the tannins that makes them feel rich and stony at once. It gains detail with air, the structure firm, massive and finely made. This is an elegant cabernet suited to five or six years of aging."
The Wine Advocate - "The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville reveals more licorice, spice, box, cedar, black cherries, and black currants in its complex, moderately intense aromatics. Full-bodied with outstanding concentration and moderate tannin, it displays the potential to improve for a decade, and last for 15-20 years thereafter. "
Wine Spectator - "Elegant and stylish, with expansive layers of ripe currant, fresh earth, herb, red plum and black cherry. Full-bodied, gaining depth and structure on the finish. Drink now through 2016."
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Robert Mondavi Winery
For more than 40 years, Robert Mondavi Winery has been the symbol of Napa Valley. Founded in 1966, it was the first major winery built in Napa Valley in the three decades following the repeal of Prohibition (1933), and went on to establish the foundation for modern California winemaking. Robert Mondavi Winery's mission-styled architecture, with the expansive archway and bell tower designed by Cliff May, has become an enduring landmark that honors California's history. With the philosophy that great wines reflect their origins, Robert Mondavi Winery pursues the fullest expression of the terroir of its Napa Valley vineyards: the historic To Kalon Vineyard in the Oakville American Viticultural Area (AVA), and the Wappo Hill Vineyard in the Stags Leap Vineyard AVA. View all Robert Mondavi Winery Wines
About Napa ValleyView a map of Napa Valley wineries
It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard lands were scooped up and vines were planted throughout the county. A number of wineries emerged, from large conglomerates to small boutiques to cult classics. Cabernet Sauvignon is definitely the grape of choice here, with many winemakers also focusing on Bordeaux Blends. Whites are usually Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
Notable FactsWithin the Napa Valley lie smaller sub-AVAs that lend even more character specifics to the wines. Furthest south is Carneros, followed by Yountville, Oakville & Rutherford. Above those two is St.-Helena and finally, just grated an AVA, Calistoga. These areas are situated on the valley floor and are known for creating rich, smooth Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. There are a few mountain regions as well, nestled on the slopes overlooking the valley AVAs. Those include Howell Mountain, Stags Leap and Mount Veeder. Wines from the mountain regions are often more structured and firm, benefiting from more time in the bottle to evolve and soften.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review4 }div>4.2 out of 5 stars
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15 ratings, 7 with reviews410/2/2012Steven H Schwartz - Santa Monica, CA52/25/201154/4/2012
excellent tastes like it should cost 3 times the priceNelsjustin - Denver, CO52/2/2012410/15/2011SACurrie - Elizabethville, PA310/8/2011Sparky G - Simsbury, CT412/10/2010Excellent cab, especially when you get a special wine.com price!48/30/2011R. Rundt - Plano, TX47/13/2011lovely wine. would buy again for special occasion.ANGEL CUENTAS - Chula Vista, CA46/15/2011
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GOOD CABERNET...SteamboatCB - Englewood, CO46/10/2011PamBaugh - Melbourne, FL43/14/2011Sultry, full bodied taste. Nice finish. I'd definitely buy this one again. I picked it up for $26.99. Hope to find it at that price again.44/8/2011stanley davis - Washington, DC512/7/2010liked alot...........411/12/2010Excellent
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Light & Fruity
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