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Robert Mondavi Winery, Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Cabernet Sauvignon 80%, Malbec 9%, Petite Verdot 7%, Merlot 4%
Textural richness defines this deeply concentrated, dark-fruited Oakville Cabernet. Think of wrapping blackberry, black plum and blueberry flavours in warm baking spices and toasty oak and sending them across your palate to reveal a silky yet structured body that will satisfy every itch.
The grapes were hand-harvested into small bins and carefully sorted in our gravity-flow cellar. The clusters were gently destemmed directly into traditional French oak tanks for cold soak, fermentation and extended maceration –a total of 29days of wine to skin contact –maximizing the extraction of varietal character and complexity while keeping the tannins fleshy and supple. The new wine was drained and gently pressed into 78% new French-oak barrels, where, over a period of 20 months of barrel aging, to assure the seamless integration of fruit and oak as well as the complexity that comes with the slow maturation of the wine in the cellar. The wine was bottled in August of 2018.
Robert Mondavi established his namesake winery in 1966 with a vision to create Napa Valley wines that would stand in the company of the worlds finest. He chose To Kalon Vineyard in the heart of the Napa Valley as the home for Robert Mondavi Winery. This first-growth vineyard, located in Oakville, California, is renowned for producing some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon wines in the world, as well as for its Sauvignon Blanc grapes, from which Mr. Mondavi crafted his signature wine, Fume Blanc.