Winemaker's Notes A mouth filling entry of dark berry and black plum fruit is layered with black pepper, dried lavender and herbs complexity, enrobing a firm core of tannins and bright acidity in a wave of deliciously sensual fruit and spice flavors which linger on the richly-textured finish.
Blend: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc
Critical Acclaim V - 90 points - vintage 2016 Vinous - "The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is a gorgeous wine. Dark cherry, plum, chocolate, new leather and licorice flesh out in a supple, easygoing Cabernet that will drink well out of the gate. The sumptuous, crowd-pleasing style is sure to find a wide and hugely appreciative audience. Moreover, it is a tremendous value. Dark cherry, spice and pretty floral notes accent the succulent, racy finish. There is so much to like. Mondavi's Napa Valley Cabernet draws from a wide range of sources across the appellation."