Robert Mondavi Reserve To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (Napa Valley, California) - [TP 99] [JD 96+] [WA 96+] [JS 96] [VM 94] [WE 93] WS 91]

Robert Mondavi Reserve To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
(Napa Valley, California) - [TP 99] [JD 96+] [WA 96+] [JS 96] [VM 94] [WE 93] WS 91]


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Notes from the Winemaker:
Flavors of rich black berries and black plum, dried herb complexity, sweet oak spices, vanilla bean, and toasted almonds unfold in mesmerizing layers, sending a wave of deliciously intense complexity across the palate in a tasty expression of power and elegance.

Varietal Composition: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot

Ratings & Reviews

99 Points - Tasting Panel:
"Mesmerizing aromas of earth, violets, and fresh black and blue fruit give way to chalky tannins that dry the palate—part of that is pure youth. The acidity lifts the flavors to compensate for the tighter grip. Savory notes of soy sauce, espresso, sweet soil, and bittersweet dark chocolate rest on a praiseworthy pedestal."

96+ Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"The flagship 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is a more long-term effort yet is loaded with potential. Comming all from Mondavi's To Kalon holdings and seeing an extended maceration and 18 months in new oak, its deep purple color is followed by rocking notes of blackberries, black cherries, smoke tobacco, black licorice, and crushed rocks. With a terrific sense of minerality, subtle background oak, full body, and impecable balance, hide bottle for 4-5 years and this beauty will cruise for 3 decades or so."  (January 31, 2019)

96+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"A blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, the deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon To Kalon Reserve opens wiht beautifully fragrant kirsch, wilted roses, candied violets and dried Provence herbs notes over a core of wild blueberries, red and black currants and mulberries plus wafts of tobacco leaf and cardamom. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the palate with perfumed, crunchy black fruits framed by firm, ripe, grainy tannins and finishes long and earthy." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (October 29, 2018)

96 Points - James Suckling:
"This is a structured and layered red with currants, ripe berries and hints of chocolate and hazelnuts. Full body. Blueberry, chocolate and spice flavors. Shows focus and craftsmanship. Plus great vineyards. Drink in 2024, but hard not to enjoy now."

94 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is dense, powerful and explosive, with serious concentration and tannic heft. Readers should not be in a rush to open the 2016, as it needs time to come into its own. There is plenty to admire and look forward to in this decidedly virile, potent Cabernet Sauvignon." - Antonio Galloni (Dec 2018)

93 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Solidly built, featuring a core of cassis, bitter cherry and plum reduction notes, laced up with racy savory, iron and singed cedar accents. Takes a restrained approach, showing subtle energy, but the fruit is sneakily long and the finish nicely grounded. Best from 2021 through 2032."

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast:

"This is a hearty, bold and brawny red wine from the famous site, blended with 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Cola, sassafras, earth and leather highlight a dense core of firm tannin and toasted oak, begging for more time in the bottle. Enjoy best between 2026–2031."