Sunday, October 1, 2017

October Wine Pick: Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

This WINE PICK of the month was written for the Luke's of Cape Cod website.


Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014


Legend has it that on one fateful day in 1965, two brothers fought their disagreements out at a family gathering. Yelling, punching, and even breaking furniture. The two brothers were Peter Mondavi and Robert Mondavi. This would be Robert’s exit from Charles Krug, the winery their father bought in 1943.

Both brothers would become icons in the California wine industry, but Robert was an expert marketer and optimistic visionary. Without his abilities, exuberance, belief in the land, and willingness to help and mentor other winemakers, Napa would not be what it is today. Robert died in 2008, but his legacy will live on for centuries.

My wine pick is from the famous winery that Robert established the year following that fight, 1966, and named after himself. The 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas and flavors of black cherries, blackberries, vanilla, wet dirt, and tobacco. It has a full body, silky mouthfeel, and soft tannin. Then it leaves a long lasting silky coating on the finish with flavors of black cherries and vanilla.

This is an elegant Napa Cabernet with finesse rather than an astringent palate bully. Pair with red meats or even all on its own!

QUALITY VS PRICE RATING
Price: $24
Rating: 4/5 = Recommended (what does that mean?)

The bottle used was purchased by myself for the purpose of this review. To have your wine reviewed follow this link.

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