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Bottle Price: $99.00
Bin: 546
Name: Robert Mondavi Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2012
Region: Oakville AVA, Napa Valley, California (WS:89 - Best from 2015-2026)
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer: Robert Mondavi
Country: USA
Rating: WS:89

Tasting Notes: This wine strikes a captivating balance between power and finesse showing its classic Oakville Cabernet style. The delicious core of layered black fruit is imbued with rich mocha and toasty vanilla with subtle traces of fresh bay and black pepper. Its dense, rich mouth feel, complexity and long finish will delight your palate.
Galaxy Notes: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 6% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot The grapes were hand-harvested into small bins and carefully sorted in our gravity-flow cellar. The clusters were gently destemmed directly into traditional French oak tanks for cold soak, fermentation and extended maceration – a total of 33 days of wine to skin contact – maximizing the extraction of varietal character and complexity while keeping the tannins fleshy and supple. The new wine was drained and gently pressed into 75% new French-oak barrels for malolactic fermentation, assuring seamless integration of fruit and oak. The final blend was assembled through repeated tasting trials over the 21 months of barrel aging. The wine was bottled in August of 2014.
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