Robert Mondavi Winery

1996 Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon 30th Anniversary Reserve Napa Valley


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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 95 Points 
There is a majesty, richness, and breadth to 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon 30th Anniversary Reserve. This special bottling (about 1,000 cases) is a fabulous wine. From its opaque purple color and stunning aromatics of blackberries, cassis, pain grille, licorice, and Asian spices, to its full-bodied, concentrated, superbly-extracted style, this wine possesses virtually everything. Layers of fruit, glycerin, extract, and sweet tannin are presented in a flamboyant format. The tannin level is high, but so is the wine's richness and length. It is a sensational effort. Anticipated Maturity: 2005-2030 (12/1998)

Wine Enthusiast: 95 Points 
A monumentally beautiful wine mostly from the famed To-Kalon Vineyard in Oakville. Dark color. Deeply aromatic. Brims with dusty earth, black-currant, and spice. Young, but great already. Opulent, plush and polished, with a solid core of ripe, racy fruit. Notable not only for its impressive depth, but the elegance and finesse of its structure. (4/2000)