2010 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa Valley
An endlessly generous, layered and complex expression of To Kalon terroir: The clean blackberry entry opens up into a delicious mouthful of wild berries, black olive, sage and cassis framed by warm mocha, toasted bread and a touch of granitic minerality. Fine, well-integrated tannins and deep, rich flavors that linger… and linger…
This notably cool growing season had the beneficial effect of extending hangtime, literally giving the clusters additional time for flavor development. September brought excellent harvest conditions, with an extra surge of heat at the end of the month, and we began harvesting the reserve blocks on October 4th. The heat and consequent rush to harvest worked to our advantage and we brought in the last boxes of grapes on October 20th, just ahead of a late October storm.
94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc