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2012 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Next vintage coming in 2015.
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Tasting Notes

88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot, & 1% Malbec

A classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, our 2012 has aromas of blackberries, dried herbs and dried floral which follow to the palate on a rich wave of concentrated flavor. There is the textural sensation of dark chocolate on the deliciously long, lingering finish.


Vineyard Notes

The fruit for our Napa Valley Cabernet comes from two of the valley’s most renowned sub-appellations. Thirty percent is from our historic To Kalon vineyard in Oakville located on the well-drained alluvial bench surrounding the winery. An additional 14% comes from our Wappo Hill Vineyard in the Stag’s Leap district. The varying mesoclimates and soils of these two vineyards elicit a wonderfully concentrated, expressive, and classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

Appellation: Napa Valley
Grape Sourcing: Napa Valley (30% To Kalon Vineyard, 14% Wappo Hill Vineyard)

Production Notes

Following two cooler and wetter growing seasons, the 2012 vintage was "a walk in the park", says Vineyard Manager, Matt Ashby. A dry winter led to well-timed rain in March which saturated the soils and helped fill the reservoirs. The region’s combination of warm days and cool nights endured through the growing season creating the perfect recipe for long, flavor-building hang time and optimal sugar to acid balance. We finished harvesting our selected Napa Valley grapes for this wine on November 3rd.

Winemaker Notes

The grapes were hand harvested into small bins and carefully sorted in our gravity-flow cellar. The clusters were gently de-stemmed directly into traditional oak tanks for cold soak, fermentation and extended maceration-a total of 26 days of wine to skin contact, maximizing the extraction of varietal character and complexity while keeping the tannins fleshy and supple. The new wine was drained and gently pressed into 15% new French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation, assuring seamless integration of fruit and oak. The final blend was assembled through repeated tasting trials over the 16 months of barrel aging, and bottled in June of 2014.

Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
6.2 g/L
Residual Sugar
0.71 g/L
Alcohol %
2012 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Product Reviews
Joe & Jeana's Gravatar
Joe & Jeana
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(Dec 26, 2014 at 6:05 AM)
We are on our 3rd. bottle over a couple weeks and are looking forward to MANY more. Excellent.

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Fiona & Noman
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(Dec 28, 2014 at 2:36 PM)
On my 2nd 2011 cab... love... and plan to buy several cases... WOW!

Henry Tang's Gravatar
Henry Tang
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(Dec 30, 2014 at 2:22 PM)
it's a good wine. the 2012 is better than the 2011.

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Jay Mirpuri
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(Apr 30, 2015 at 12:33 PM)
Excellent wine! It is certainly a bold wine with a lot of character!

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Harry Wagowski
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(Aug 12, 2015 at 7:32 AM)
simply an outrageous bargain!

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