Robert Mondavi Reserve To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 (Napa Valley, California) - [WA 96+] [VM 96+] [JS 96] [WE 93] [DC 92] [WS 91]

Robert Mondavi Reserve To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
(Napa Valley, California) - [WA 96+] [VM 96+] [JS 96] [WE 93] [DC 92] [WS 91]

Regular price $250.00 Sale price $169.98 Save $80.02

WA96+ VM96+ JS96 WE93 DC92 WS91
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Notes from the Winemaker:
The grapes were hand-harvested with three stages of strict sorting: first, on the vine, then by individual clusters, and then again by single berry following de-stemming. The selected grapes went directly into traditional French oak tanks for cold soak, fermentation and extended maceration – a total of 35 days of wine to skin contact – maximizing the extraction of varietal character and complexity while keeping the tannins round and supple. The new wine was drained and gently pressed into 100% new French-oak barrels for malolactic fermentation, assuring seamless integration of fruit and oak. The final blend was assembled through repeated tasting trials over nineteen months of barrel aging. The wine was bottled in August of 2016.

Ratings & Reviews

96+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Composed of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon To Kalon Reserve features a deep garnet-purple color and wonderfully expressive nose of crème de cassis, preserved plums and black forest cake with hints of cigar boxes, aniseed, dark chocolate and forest floor. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated in the mouth, the ripe, opulent black fruit is well supported by velvety tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long and spicy." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (31st Oct 2017)

96+ Points - Vinous Media:
"Mondavi's Cabernet Sauvignon The Reserve To Kalon Vineyard is fabulous. Rich, powerful and voluptuous, the 2015 oozes with class from the very first taste. The flavors are deep, dark and boldly sketched in this sumptuous, beautifully resonant Cabernet. The tannins will need time to soften, but I can't imagine readers opening bottles anytime soon. The 2015 Reserve is one of the very finest wines I have tasted from Robert Mondavi Winery." - Antonio Galloni (Mar 2018)

96 Points - James Suckling:
"Very complex and changing all the time with red fruit, tile, blackberries and a hint of black truffle. Full-bodied, firm and chewy with focus and reality. Firm and driven with compact and super fine tannins. Drink now or hold." (December 10, 2019)

93 Points & "Cellar Selection" - Wine Enthusiast:
"Perfumed in rose and violet, this reserve-worthy red displays deft notes of currant, dark cherry and plum along an exotic mineral-laden lineup of crushed rock and cocoa powder. Plush and broadly expansive in tannin, it persists in a classic, old-world finish of dried herb, sage and clove. Enjoy best 2025–2030." - Virginie Boone (3/1/2019)

92 Points - Decanter Magazine:
"The fruit for this wine, from select parcels of the To Kalon vineyard, was picked between 7-24 September. The seductive cassis nose is accented by hints of camphor and forest floor, while in the mouth, blackberry, blueberry and black raspberry fruits are accompanied by black peppercorn and baking spice notes. Sinewy tannins plead for ageing.Drinking Window 2023 - 2033" - Linda Murphy (08 Jul 2018)

91 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Very tight and structured, this stylish effort offers compact dark berry, currant, cedar and crushed rock flavors, making for a wine that is best-served by a long decant or cellar time. Best from 2021 through 2032. 7,995 cases made." - JL (Nov 15, 2018)