ROBERT MONDAVI 'THE RESERVE TO KALON VINEYARD' CABERNET SAUVIGNON, CALIFORNIA 2015
Varietals: 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot.
Region: To Kalon Vineyard, Oakville, Napa, California
What the Pros Say: Tasting Panel - 98 Points: "The fifth vintage of this iconic vineyard-designate reserve comes in at 14.5% ABV and comprises 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cab Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot. Although I’m inspired to write a sonnet after tasting it, I attempted to translate my notes into these succinct descriptives: Toffee-cedar and plum preserves accent the nose with an undertone of leather and coffee as the satiny entry leads to a dustier mid-palate. Tannins wrap the tongue with fleshy dark chocolate and dense blueberry oak."
Other Pro Scores: Robert Parker - 96+ Points, James Suckling - 96 Points, Jeb Dunnuck - 95 Points.