Wednesday, October 17, 2007

TN: 2005 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Napa

I know there are many fans of this wine lurking here. I was real curious to taste this. I believe some of these grapes are still sourced from To-Kalon vineyard. I have heard as much as 50% To-Kalon for this vintage, although I could be wrong. This bottle shows that the QPR magic still exists. Real Napa, especially ties to To-Kalon for $20!

Deep color, great nose of currant and other black fruits. The palate shows the nice balance of tannins and acid that these Mondavi cabs are known for. Decent cassis with signs of cocoa, leather, and a slight soy. Always a good food wine. Not the longest on the palate though. I paid south of $20 all in and will get some more as they make great everyday drinkers. 88/100