M by Michael Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (Napa Valley, California) - [WE 94] [RP 91]
About this wine:
Michael Mondavi's vision of a single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. True to the varietal and the region, the fruit's rich flavors, ripe tannins and balanced acidity enabled Michael to craft a Cabernet Sauvignon of unmatched richness, elegance and harmony. The wine's rich black fruit flavors and supple, sculpted tannins are fully married. This is a prestigious wine reflecting the animo, or "soul" of its maker, compelling, dynamic and elegant.
Ratings & Reviews
94 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine: "Expensive, yes, but defines the soft, luxurious modern style of extreme deliciousness. Made with a drop of Petit Verdot that seems to add depth, the wine is fantastically rich in blackberry, blueberry and cherry jam, chocolate and sweet oak. The tannins are a wonder, and there's just enough acidity to give a balanced tang. Will it age? Yes, but for how long is the question. Beautiful now and through 2019." - SH (9/1/13)
91 Points -Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon M by Michael Mondavi is a pretty wine laced with tobacco, dried flowers, raspberries and gentle spices. Today, the tannins appear to be a bit firm considering the wine's otherwise mid-weight structure. There is good balance in the glass, but not the personality, pedigree or excitement I expect in this price range. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024." -Antonio Galloni(Dec 2012)