Cost: $34.95 (Sale until 11 Oct: $29.95)
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
Category: Red Wine
Location LCBO Vintages
Country: United States
Region: Napa Valley, California
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Robert Mondavi Winery
Alcohol: 15% Alcohol/Vol.
Linear in tasting, but may evolve in time
Description: Deep ruby in colour with a medium+ intense nose. This wine features cedar, plums, mulberry, blackcurrants, cassis, licorice, turmeric, espresso, dried Provencal herbs, spinach and spearmint. Medium body with medium+ tannins, good acidity, a long length and alcohol is well integrated.
Negatives: Some heat from the 14.5% alcohol on the finish
Interesting Point: Unusual high 15% alcohol for a Napa Cab, but lucky that it doesn’t show it on the taste
Drink on its own in the next 5 to 10 years on its own or pair it with Braised Pork Shanks with Peppers and Oregano.
Tasted: 6 Oct 2015
Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 8.5/10 (Sale price: 8.5+/10) Total: 17+/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5+