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2008 Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon "Oakville"

Mondavi 2008 Oakville Cabernet

Winery: Robert Mondavi

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Oakville"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 2% Merlot, 1% Malbec & 1% Petite Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Oakville

State or country: CA

Price: $45

Cases produced: 7,700

KWG Score: 93.4 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: October 1, 2011

Wine Review: This opaque and dark purple colored Cabernet opens with a fragrant black currant and blueberry pie bouquet with hints of mint. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and very smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty black cherry with notes of oak and plum. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are dusty and show moderate length. The panel suggested pairing this very nice Cab with a venison steak or red wine braised lamb shanks. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: This Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon opens with intense aromas of juicy ripe plums, black cherries and blackberries. The flavors expand to include black tea, licorice and fresh bay leaf. Broad, ample tannins remind us that this is an Oakville wine and the experience concludes with a lengthy, persistent dark cherry finish.

Organic status: not organic

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