Menu

20% OFF ALL ORDERS* | Use code HOLIDAY at checkout

Cart 0 items: $0.00

Close

Qty Item Description Price Total
  Subtotal $0.00

View Cart

 

2014 Robert Mondavi Winery Reserve To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Napa Valley

2014 Robert Mondavi Winery Reserve To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Napa Valley
Release Date: September 26, 2017
In Stock
Add To Cart
$172.50
 
SKU: 80057084-14

this is the awesome description

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The complexity, power and sophistication of fruit from our To Kalon site, considered a grand cru among Napa Valley vineyards, is on full display in this vineyard-designated Reserve, with sweet dark cherry and richly concentrated blackberry fruits, a savory, earthy complexity, and toasty oak, vanilla and spice which lingers through the luxuriously long finish.
Vineyard Notes
This is the fourth vintage of our To Kalon Vineyard-designated Reserve. When Robert Mondavi chose the To Kalon Vineyard in west Oakville as the home for his new winery in 1966 he remarked that, “It was a vineyard with a distinguished history and a magical nature. Ideal soils, sunlight, and rain—to my eye, the vineyard was a treasure.” Those sentiments were re-confirmed when the To Kalon Vineyard was named the Vineyard of the Year by the California State Farm Bureau in 2011. Our Reserve is blended from the finest blocks within To Kalon.
Production Notes
2014 started with worrisome, drought-like conditions, and many feared a parched, dry spring as in 2013. Refreshingly, spring rains came in February and into March providing water for the soils and filling reservoirs. The wine growing season will most be remembered for the August 24th earthquake that occurred just as harvest was commencing in the Napa Valley. The vines were not affected and harvest finished early, bringing in beautiful, healthy fruit. Our specially selected grapes for the Reserve cabernet sauvignon were picked between September 6th and October 8th.
Winemaker Notes
The grapes were hand-harvested with three stages of strict sorting: first, on the vine, then by individual clusters, and then again by single berry following de-stemming. The selected grapes went directly into traditional French oak tanks for cold soak, fermentation and extended maceration – a total of 35 days of wine to skin contact – maximizing the extraction of varietal character and complexity while keeping the tannins round and supple. The new wine was drained and gently pressed into 100% new French-oak barrels for malolactic fermentation, assuring seamless integration of fruit and oak. The final blend was assembled through repeated tasting trials over nineteen months of barrel aging. The wine was bottled in August of 2016.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Oakville
Acid
6.4 g/L
pH
3.70
Bottling Date
August 2016
Residual Sugar
0.72 g/L
Alcohol %
15
Product Reviews
Christine Havens's Gravatar
Christine Havens
1 1 1 1 1
(Nov 28, 2017 at 2:52 PM)
Tasted in Transylvania of all places, at the #ROVINHUD wine show, in a master class led by MW MD Patrick Farrell. The 2014 proves to be as sumptuous and profound as the 2013. Opaque as a starless night, it's a deep plunge into blueberry and crème de cassis bliss, followed by sandalwood and vanilla, dried mint and spice. Full, luscious and round on the palate—firm, chewy tannins hint at its youth—I'd give it another decade or so in the cellar. A wonderful expression of To Kalon.

Add A Product Review
E-Mail me when someone reviews this product
Leave this field blank:

You must be of legal drinking
age in your country to enter this site.
Please enter your date of birth below
and press "Enter".

Are you years or older?

OR

Verify age via Facebook

We support the Century Councils fight against underage drinking and drunk driving. To learn more, visit their website at: www.centurycouncil.org

We will not share your information or post to your Facebook wall without your permission.

Please enjoy our wines responsibly. © Robert Mondavi Wines, Oakville, CA

Our Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions have changed. By using this website, you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions of use.