Robert Mondavi – The Reserve, 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – To Kalon Vineyard, Oakville – Napa Valley

Robert Mondavi – The Reserve, 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – To Kalon Vineyard, Oakville – Napa Valley

The nose is fruity, elegant and offers power as well as a beautiful grain finesse. It reveals notes of cassis, blackberry and small notes of wild strawberry, crushed cherry / redcurrant associated with touches of dark chocolate, pepper as well as discreet hints of vanilla, sweet spices and very discreet hints of dried flowers. The palate is fruity, well-balanced, elegant, well-built and offers a beautiful definition / precision, a beautiful finesse, a beautiful structure, a slight freshness, a very slight tension as well as a beautiful, fine and delicate matter. On the palate this wine expresses notes of cassis, blackberry and small notes of fleshy wild strawberry notes combined with fine hints of wild berries, Cuben pepper as well as slight hints of tea, sage, spices and an imperceptible hint of anise (in the background). Tannins are fine and elegant. Good length. Good aromatic persistence on touches of juicy fruits, spices as well as discreet hints of vanilla and chocolate. A beautiful wine!

Note (Score): 18/20

Note (Score): 96/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 05/2018

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée (Sustainable Agriculture)

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille (Bottle)

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)