Robert Mondavi Winery Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1996

9.236 ratings on Delectable
$87.95

...it is made in a slightly different style. The color is opaque purple, and the wine reveals more vanillin, a touch of mint, and plenty of black currant fruit in its moderately intense aromatics. Some of the vintage's dry tannin (from this year's stressed vineyard conditions) is present in the wine's finish. A more stylish, restrained, less exuberant example than the 1996 Oakville, it is an outstanding offering that should be consumed between 2002-2025. Robert Parker

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1996

1996

9.5

Cameron Hobel Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Hobel Wine Works

Solid bottle. Absolutely delicious.

Solid bottle. Absolutely delicious.

9.5

Michael Dierberg

Was hoping for more. Tasted like perhaps it had been overcropped. Lacked depth and concentration.

Was hoping for more. Tasted like perhaps it had been overcropped. Lacked depth and concentration.

9.2

Y Kwon

Surprised how well this was drinking considering it's age. It can probably still go a few more years. There's nothing like an old school Mondavi.

Surprised how well this was drinking considering it's age. It can probably still go a few more years. There's nothing like an old school Mondavi.

9.5

M Swiergosz

Silky blackberry fruit, spice, and oak. Ready to drink now.

Silky blackberry fruit, spice, and oak. Ready to drink now.

9.1

Reidan

More old world than California. Great finish

More old world than California. Great finish

9.0

Gaucho36

This prince is still going strong....classic Mondavi

This prince is still going strong....classic Mondavi

9.0

Bill Bender

Tobacco, cherry cola, forest floor. A little reticent but still solid.

Tobacco, cherry cola, forest floor. A little reticent but still solid.

9.1

Matthew Beckman

My #3, groups #3

My #3, groups #3

9.3

Kathryn HALL Delectable Pro

Deep red bright color slight bronzing at rim. Barnyard and smoke on nose. Palate incredibly full of dark CA fruit with delicate oak. Leathery earth on palate love this wine

Deep red bright color slight bronzing at rim. Barnyard and smoke on nose. Palate incredibly full of dark CA fruit with delicate oak. Leathery earth on palate love this wine

9.7