Wednesday, July 12, 2006

2000 Robert Mondavi CABERNET SAUVIGNON "Oakville" (Napa Valley)

This was an excellent Cabernet. Elegant yet powerful at the same time. Medium deep ruby color, with some brickishness at the rim. Subtle nose of spicy cigar smoke, earth, and cassis liqueur. Intense flavors explode in the mouth, with concentrated fruit, tobacco, crushed rocks and earthy blackberries. Full-bodied, with little tannin left, this wine is peaking. 89. Not sure how much it cost, as it was a gift from a very thoughtful professional colleague. I know it was beyond my usual price constraints, however!

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